The paper is intended to be an updating on the research on the economic impact of Byzantine political domination over Italy in the 6th-8th century AD, fifteen years after a first comprehensive study by the same author (Le Italie bizantine, 1988). The paper aims to develop the reflection on three main topics: the economic role of the Byzantine-Gothic war (534-554); the role of Byzantine rule in separating the economies of the “two Italies” (the Byzantine and the Lombard ones); the role of the Mediterranean macroeconomic system in defining the relationship between trade and state controlled economy in 6th-8th centuries. The first topic is here addressed for the first time and points to recognize the Byzantine-Gothic war as a economically dynamic moment, with potential positive effects on the structuring of the economy of Italy as “new” Byzantine province. The second topic registers the development in a very intensive international debate provoked by the arguments put forward by the author in the original book. The third one is a mise au point of a topic widely debated in recent years between specialists of different disciplines.

Zanini, E. (2014). Economia dell'Italia bizantina e indicatori archeologici. Qualche ulteriore riflessione. CAHIERS DE RECHERCHES MÉDIÉVALES ET HUMANISTES, 28(2), 431-458.

Economia dell'Italia bizantina e indicatori archeologici. Qualche ulteriore riflessione

ZANINI, ENRICO
2014

Abstract

The paper is intended to be an updating on the research on the economic impact of Byzantine political domination over Italy in the 6th-8th century AD, fifteen years after a first comprehensive study by the same author (Le Italie bizantine, 1988). The paper aims to develop the reflection on three main topics: the economic role of the Byzantine-Gothic war (534-554); the role of Byzantine rule in separating the economies of the “two Italies” (the Byzantine and the Lombard ones); the role of the Mediterranean macroeconomic system in defining the relationship between trade and state controlled economy in 6th-8th centuries. The first topic is here addressed for the first time and points to recognize the Byzantine-Gothic war as a economically dynamic moment, with potential positive effects on the structuring of the economy of Italy as “new” Byzantine province. The second topic registers the development in a very intensive international debate provoked by the arguments put forward by the author in the original book. The third one is a mise au point of a topic widely debated in recent years between specialists of different disciplines.
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