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Lorenzo Caravaggi

DPhil Candidate
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I am an AHRC and All Souls College funded first year DPhil History candidate, specialising in communal-age Italian history (XII-XIV centuries). My thesis will be on the representation, condemnation, and justification of political violence in thirteenth-century northern Italian (i.e. Lombard) cities.

Before starting my DPhil, I read for a M.St in Medieval Studies at Oxford, which I completed in June 2016 with an interdisciplinary dissertation on the chronicle written by the civic notary Iohannes Codagnellus of Piacenza (d.c.1235); the dissertation is currently being reviewed for future publication.

I am interested in all aspects of high- and late-medieval urban life, from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe. In the future, I would like to compare different ways of representing and performing public and private power through literature, space, and iconography.