MIDDLE AGES

Christen und Muslime im nördlichen Apulien (Capitanata) im 13. Jahrhundert

Projekt unter Federführung von Prof. Dr. Michael Matheus (Mainz)

Seit den 20er Jahren des 13. Jahrhunderts veranlasste der staufische Kaiser Friedrich II. die Deportation tausender auf Sizilien lebender Muslime in die Capitanata, wo in Lucera eine muslimische Stadt entstand. Damit begann ein bis ins 14. Jahrhundert reichendes Kapitel muslimisch-arabischer Kultur in Europa, das im Vergleich zur muslimischen Präsenz in Südspanien und Sizilien bisher wenig beachtet wurde. Unter den Anjou  ...   


MODERN AGE, CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

The Fortune of the Casa di San Giorgio and the Origins of the Corporations

Dr. Carlo Taviani (project in collaboration with Villa I Tatti, University of Harvard)

Corporations are currently among the strongest and most influential organizations in the world. One important turning point in the development of their capacities took place in the early modern period when they successfully acquired huge amounts of capital in order to better afford the exorbitant costs and risks of travel from Europe to Africa, Asia and America. During this period they also assumed political tasks, progressively ruling lands and  ...   


MODERN AGE, MIDDLE AGES

Genoese Merchant Networks in Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean (ca. 1450–1530)

Dr. Carlo Taviani (project in collaboration with Villa I Tatti, University of Harvard)

As part of the international research project of the Foundation Max Weber Stiftung Knowledge Unbound. Documentary film on the project
MedAtlantic. Perspectives on the Past (20  ...