Riparia, Vol 3 (2017)

LO SFRUTTAMENTO DI UN’AREA UMIDA: COMUNITÀ LOCALI E CITTÀ NELLA VAL DI CHIANA CENTRALE (SECOLI XII-XVI)

Mario Marrocchi

Abstract


In the late Middle Ages, the Chiana river valley, a fertile land connected to Rome in the Etruscan and Roman era, became unhealthy due to stagnant water. In order to provide an accurate account of the situation, the following pages focus on a limited part of the river during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries with some consideration of sub sequent centuries in order to evaluate how the environment affected towns and also small centres at the beginning of the Modern Age

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