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Afterword (2021)
Book Chapter
Balzaretti, R. (2021). Afterword. In C. Heath, & R. Houghton (Eds.), Conflict and Violence in Medieval Italy 568-1154 (325-336). Amsterdam University Press

Frederic Lees in Varese Ligure, 1911 (2021)
Book Chapter
Balzaretti, R. (2021). Frederic Lees in Varese Ligure, 1911. In G. Fisher, & D. Robinson (Eds.), Travel Writing in an Age of Global Quarantine. London: Anthem Press

Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920 (2021)
Book
Piana, P., Watkins, C., & Balzaretti, R. (2021). Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer

After the Napoleonic wars many wealthy British women and men settled along the coast in Liguria and travelled in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta in search of warmth and health. They established English-speaking colonies of retired clerics, colonial offici... Read More about Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920.

Urban Life in Lombard Italy: Genoa and Milan Compared (2021)
Book Chapter
Balzaretti, R. (2021). Urban Life in Lombard Italy: Genoa and Milan Compared. In T. J. MacMaster, & N. S. Matheou (Eds.), Italy and the East Roman World in the Medieval Mediterranean: Empire, Cities and Elites, 476-1204 (304-323). London and New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Milan, Genoa and the Alps: early medieval exchanges across a region (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Balzaretti, R. (2021). Milan, Genoa and the Alps: early medieval exchanges across a region. Studi di storia medioevale e di diplomatica - Nuova Serie, 4, 201-230. https://doi.org/10.54103/2611-318x/15766

In this contribution I consider how Milan and its inhabitants were connected both north and south in the early medieval period. I focus on exchanges understood as giving and receiving, buying and selling, leasing and renting, but also encompassing th... Read More about Milan, Genoa and the Alps: early medieval exchanges across a region.

Re-reading The Lands of Saint Ambrose (2021)
Journal Article
Balzaretti, R. (2021). Re-reading The Lands of Saint Ambrose. Reti Medievali - Rivista, 22(1), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.6092/1593-2214/8041

This paper reflects on the observations made by Giuseppe Albertoni, Gianmarco De Angelis, Anna Rapetti and Igor Santos Salazar in their discussion of the book The Lands of Saint Ambrose. Monks and Society in Early Medieval Milan (2019).

The Lands of Saint Ambrose: Monks and Society in Early Medieval Milan (2019)
Book
Balzaretti, R. (2019). The Lands of Saint Ambrose: Monks and Society in Early Medieval Milan. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1484/M.SEM-EB.5.106307

This book is a history of Milan in the early medieval period. It investigates the political, social, and economic aspects of the transformation of the Roman world in one of its major centres. Its main theme is the role of monastic communities in this... Read More about The Lands of Saint Ambrose: Monks and Society in Early Medieval Milan.

Crossing the River Magra in the “land of broken bridges”: risk in early nineteenth-century travel narratives (2019)
Journal Article
Balzaretti, R. (2019). Crossing the River Magra in the “land of broken bridges”: risk in early nineteenth-century travel narratives. Journal of Risk Research, 22(9), 1101-1115. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2019.1569101

On the 25 October 2011 the River Magra in the far east of the Italian region of Liguria flooded with catastrophic effects, killing thirteen people and causing millions of euros in damage. Managing such an extreme episode is very hard, as local policy... Read More about Crossing the River Magra in the “land of broken bridges”: risk in early nineteenth-century travel narratives.

Italy and early medieval Europe: papers for Chris Wickham (2018)
Book
R. Balzaretti, J. Barrow, & P. Skinner (Eds.), (2018). Italy and early medieval Europe: papers for Chris Wickham

This volume represents a comprehensive survey of recent work in medieval Italian history and archaeology by an international cast of contributors, arranged within a broader context of studies of other regions and major historical transitions in Europ... Read More about Italy and early medieval Europe: papers for Chris Wickham.

Early Medieval Genoa (2018)
Book Chapter
Balzaretti, R. (in press). Early Medieval Genoa. In C. Beneš (Ed.), A companion to Medieval Genoa. Brill

The earliest coherent written documentation for Genoa in the early medieval period is from the latter part of the tenth century. Charters documenting the property transactions of several local churches (notably San Siro and Santo Stefano) reveal that... Read More about Early Medieval Genoa.

Narratives of success and narratives of failure: representations of the career of King Hugh of Italy (c.885-948) (2016)
Journal Article
Balzaretti, R. (2016). Narratives of success and narratives of failure: representations of the career of King Hugh of Italy (c.885-948). Early Medieval Europe, 24(2), 185-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/emed.12140

Hugh of Arles, King of Italy between 926 and 947, has come to be regarded as one of the more successful kings of Italy in the tenth century. The evidence of his charters supports this conclusion, showing how effectively he managed to insert members o... Read More about Narratives of success and narratives of failure: representations of the career of King Hugh of Italy (c.885-948).

The wolf in the landscape: Antonio Cesena and attitudes to wolves in sixteenth century Liguria (2015)
Journal Article
Hearn, R., Balzaretti, R., & Watkins, C. (2015). The wolf in the landscape: Antonio Cesena and attitudes to wolves in sixteenth century Liguria. Rural History, 26(1), https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793314000193

The recent reappearance of wolves in many areas of Europe has stimulated an interest in the past relationships between the species and humans in various different geographical locations and historical epochs. The image of wolves approaching and enter... Read More about The wolf in the landscape: Antonio Cesena and attitudes to wolves in sixteenth century Liguria.

Victorian travellers, Apennine landscapes and the development of cultural heritage in eastern Liguria, c. 1875-1914 (2011)
Journal Article
Balzaretti, R. (2011). Victorian travellers, Apennine landscapes and the development of cultural heritage in eastern Liguria, c. 1875-1914. History, 96(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-229X.2011.00528.x

This article, which focuses on Italian Apennine landscapes in the northern region of Liguria, investigates late nineteenth-century travel from the perspective of historical ecology. It argues that travellers' observations and reflections can be rich... Read More about Victorian travellers, Apennine landscapes and the development of cultural heritage in eastern Liguria, c. 1875-1914.