Journal title SOCIETÀ E STORIA
Author/s Alberto Cotza
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/176 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 215-239 File size 169 KB
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In the second half of the 12th century, the commune of Pisa defined piracy as a set of illicit behaviours, which could be punished by the city courts. This essay analyzes the social and political implications of this definition, starting from the detailed contextualization of a well-documented Pisan assault on the port of Tunis in the summer of 1200. The author suggests considering this formal definition of piracy as a social phenomenon. It aims to establish the commune as a political institution and to control the increased social complexity of the city.
Keywords: Pisa, Almohad Caliphate, piracy, communal institutions, social complexity, Mediterranean
Alberto Cotza, Pace di Corso e gli altri mercanti. Pirateria, società e istituzioni a Pisa nella seconda metà del XII secolo in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 176/2022, pp 215-239, DOI: 10.3280/SS2022-0176002