By edited by Annliese Nef ; French and Italian texts translated by Martin Thom.

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241–242. We can in no way be certain that the monastery built in 1347 is to be identified as the direct successor of the foundation mentioned by Gregory the Great. 103 Registrum, II, 50. 104 Registrum, IX, 35. 106 The bishopric itself had at its disposal at least one xenon, of sufficient importance that the deacon who assumed responsibility for it could subsequently have had his eye on the episcopate. 107 This “pied-à-terre” probably also served as a xenon welcoming the dependants of the Agrigentan Church who came to Palermo, and perhaps others also.

111 Let us begin by listing individuals who were noteworthy for their wealth but who did not belong to the senatorial class. 117 He should probably be identified with a descendant of Fl. 119 111 Discounting the absentee landowners and the individuals mentioned posthumously. 112 Registrum, IX, 39, dated October 598; PCBE, II, Praeiecta, pp. 1813–14. 113 Registrum, XIII, 3, dated September 602; PCBE, II, Adeodatus 21, pp. 26–27. His having entered a monastery does not definitively rule out membership of the senate, since the pope only refers to him as servus Dei.

14 vivien prigent of the towns along the coasts, and the existence of two principal urban clusters. 16 Conversely, the southern and northern zones appear to have been under-urbanised. Under Roman domination, the western triangle was extremely dynamic,17 a fact borne out by, for example, the high concentration of mentions of senators within this zone,18 but it seems to have lost momentum from the end of Antiquity. 21 Palermo, however, played its cards relatively well. The most obvious signs of decline in fact were perceptible in the other urban components of the triangle, whose crisis might well have worked in its favour.

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A companion to medieval Palermo : the history of a Mediterranean city from 600 to 1500 by edited by Annliese Nef ; French and Italian texts translated by Martin Thom.


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