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The Lombard League, 1167–1225$
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Gianluca Raccagni

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264713

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264713.001.0001

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Activity of the League

Activity of the League

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(p.81) 4 Activity of the League
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The Lombard League, 1167–1225
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Gianluca Raccagni

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264713.003.0005

This chapter describes the activities of the Lombard League, including warfare, diplomacy, resolution of disputes, the nova civitas of Alessandria, and the regulation of movement and trade. Many of the terms of association of the League concerned military issues. Given the conflict with the emperor, the most important one was probably committing the members to mutually helping and protecting each other, both with persons and goods. The policy of the League towards diplomacy is outlined by its set of rules. Mutual support among the members also included diplomatic assistance in the Curia of the pope or of the emperor. The League was also a peace association for its members, as is evident from its description as a Concordia or pax. It restored the cities disbanded by the emperor, in the cases of Milan and Tortona, and contributed to the rise of a new one, Alessandria.

Keywords:   nova civitas, Alessandria, dispute resolution, Lombard League, concordia

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