La via Francigena e altre strade della Toscana medievale


Author: Stella Patitucci Uggeri (edited by)
Year of printing: 2005
ISBN: 9788878143029


With contributions by Riccardo Chellini, Luca Conti, Stella Patitucci Uggeri.

In this volume there are four essays very different from each other, but tenaciously connected by a supporting element consisting of the medieval written source about the importance of the via Francigena for the totality of the roads of the time.
The essay on the Via Francigena in Tuscany is the completion of those already appeared in the Acts cited and one relating to the passage of the Francigena through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the other to its path in the upper Lazio. It is reiterated that the Via Francigena represents indeed an innovation, but formed through the connection of different sections of Roman roads, reused in a changed hierarchy and in a different historical context, which in its evolution will involve further variations over the centuries, especially in the middle Ages.
Riccardo Chellini's essay deals with the problems of viability to the south-east of Florence, emphasizing in particular the continuity of the medieval route with the Via Cassia of the Roman imperial era, albeit with a progressive downgrading, which reduces it to a local connection with Arezzo, while its continuation in the direction of Chiusi is abandoned due to the swamping of the Val di Chiana (at least at the beginning of the XNUMXth century), which leads to a preference for a foothills of Etruscan tradition.
Luigi Conti's essay provides a precious collection of unpublished and rare archival documents, which will constitute an essential source for a capillary reconstruction of the road system radiating from Florence, planted and maintained between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries by the Florentine Republic, also through an expensive bridge building operation.


Stella PATITUCCI UGGERI, Introduzione

Stella PATITUCCI UGGERI, La via Francigena in Toscana


1. La viabilità di età tardoantica in Toscana
2. La genesi storica della via Francigena
3. Il percorso della via Francigena nell’altomedioevo secondo Sigerico
3.1 L’Itinerario di Sigerico
3.2 Il percorso nell’Italia Settentrionale
4. Le submansiones di Sigerico attraverso la Toscana
5. Le varianti tardomedievali della Francigena
5.1 La variante per Radicofani
5.2 La variante per Viterbo
5.3 La variante della Valdelsa
6. Conclusioni

RICCARDO CHELLINI, Il sistema viario da Fiesole e Firenze al Valdarno Aretino dall’età romana al medioevo

1. Da Faesulae a Bagno a Ripoli
2. Da Florentia a Bagno a Ripoli in destra d’Arno
3. Da Florentia a Bagno a Ripoli in sinistra d’Arno
4. Da Bagno a Ripoli al Valdarno superiore
5. L’identificazione della stazione Ad fines sive ad Casas Caesarianas
6. Conclusioni
6.1 L’antichità
6.2 Il Medioevo
Appendice documentaria
Fonti documentarie
Cronache medievali
Indice dei toponimi e delle strutture notevoli in relazione al sistema viario

LUIGI CONTI, Manutenzione di strade e ponti nel territorio della Repubblica Fiorentina. Imbreviature notarili inedite (anni 1292-1334) (revisione a cura di Riccardo Chellini)


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RICCARDO CHELLINI, La costruzione di ponti nel territorio fiorentino alla fine del XIII secolo

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Weight :1,002 kg
Dimensions:28x20,5x1,8 cm

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