By Stephan R. Epstein
This learn of overdue medieval Sicily develops a critique of theories of dependence via alternate, and a brand new interpretation of the overdue medieval financial system. It hence addresses present debates at the origins of recent Italian monetary dualism, and at the transition from feudalism to capitalism in early smooth Europe. Dr Epstein argues that financial improvement in this interval was once formed principally through nearby political and institutional constructions which regulated entry to markets. Following the Black loss of life, many institutional and social constraints on commercialization have been comfortable all through western Europe because of social clash and demographic switch. Peasants turned extra commercialized; financial progress happened via neighborhood integration and specialization. The Sicilian financial system additionally elevated and have become more and more export-oriented. even if just a small percentage of its output was once shipped out of the country prior to 1500. past due medieval Sicily is hence proven to were neither underdeveloped nor depending on international manufactures and exchange.
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Of these, the third in order of description, corresponding to central, grain-growing Sicily, is the least well defined and easily blends into the second, western, and fourth, south-eastern, areas. 10 Val di Mazara, west of the Salso and Imera rivers, which included all of the second and part of the third geographic region mentioned above, was by far the largest vallo, extending over 10,237km2. Val di Noto, south of Castrogiovanni and Etna, which consisted of the remaining part of the third geographic region, all of the fourth region, and the plain of Catania, covered 8,499km2 altogether.
2) / 2,850 3,105 3,518 720 3,090 2,745 1,140 600 750 300 690 300 600 30 825 120 690 270 240 105 810 180 _ 180 225 60 60 142 240. - 27,232 1,755 — 1,000 111 341 250 45' 52 — 677' 292 620 583 137 . 10 — 1,500 225 900 600 375 . -. -. 1. 1.
Under Muslim rule these three areas included different proportions of distinct ethnic groups. 12 Under the Normans, these ethnic or religious differences tended to correspond to the distribution of serfdom (villeins were mostly Muslims). 13 We shall see below that the unequal geographic distribution of peasant freehold had important consequences for late medieval social and economic developments. THE POPULATION ( 1 2 7 7 - 1 5 0 1 ) In common with many medieval population estimates, those for medieval Sicily have been strongly disputed.
An Island for Itself: Economic Development and Social Change in Late Medieval Sicily (Past and Present Publications) by Stephan R. Epstein