• Vol. 12/III n.s. (June 2023)

    Per i Settecento anni del Regno di Sardegna. 

    L’ordine politico-istituzionale tra continuità e innovazione

       For the Seven Hundred Years of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

    The political-institutional order between continuity and innovation

    A cura di / Edited by 

    Miquel Fuertes Broseta, Lluís J. Guia Marín,

    Maria Grazia R. Mele, Giovanni Serreli


    The year 2023 marks the seven hundredth anniversary of the landing in Sardinia of the Infante Alfonso in command of the Aragonese troops. After a year of military campaign, on 19 June 1324 the Kingdom of 'Sardinia and Corsica' was definitively realised, later the Kingdom of Sardinia since the conquest of Corsica, repeatedly planned, was never realised.
    In fact, while the occupation of Pisan territories in Sardinia began in 1323, the institutionalisation of the new Kingdom began in 1324.
    From a strictly legal point of view, the bond with the Crown of Aragon had already existed since 1297, when Pope Boniface VIII enfeoffed the Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae to King James II the Just.
    In order to reflect on the historical, cultural, and social significance of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Scientific Committee wished to extend the analysis to the early 18th century when the Sardinian Kingdom was freed from the Crown of Aragon and the Hispanic Monarchy to be ceded to the House of Savoy.
    The approximately fifty contributions are divided into four substantial fascicles. In this issue, 12 (June 2023) the first two are published. In December 2023, the other two.

  • Vol. 12/II n.s. (June 2023)

    Vol. 12/II n.s. (June 2023)


    Per i Settecento anni del Regno di Sardegna. 

    La costruzione del Regno tra negoziazione e guerra

     For the Seven Hundred Years of the Kingdom of Sardinia. 

    The construction of the Kingdom between negotiation and war

     A cura di / Edited by

    Miquel Fuertes Broseta, Lluís J. Guia Marín,

    Maria Grazia R. Mele, Giovanni Serreli


    The year 2023 marks the seven hundredth anniversary of the landing in Sardinia of the Infante Alfonso in command of the Aragonese troops. After a year of military campaign, on 19 June 1324 the Kingdom of 'Sardinia and Corsica' was definitively realised, later the Kingdom of Sardinia since the conquest of Corsica, repeatedly planned, was never realised.
    In fact, while the occupation of Pisan territories in Sardinia began in 1323, the institutionalisation of the new Kingdom began in 1324.
    From a strictly legal point of view, the bond with the Crown of Aragon had already existed since 1297, when Pope Boniface VIII enfeoffed the Regnum Sardiniae et Corsicae to King James II the Just.
    In order to reflect on the historical, cultural, and social significance of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Scientific Committee wished to extend the analysis to the early 18th century when the Sardinian Kingdom was freed from the Crown of Aragon and the Hispanic Monarchy to be ceded to the House of Savoy.
    The approximately fifty contributions are divided into four substantial fascicles. In this issue, 12 (June 2023) the first two are published. In December 2023, the other two.


  • (Vol. 11/I n.s. December 2022)

    (Vol. 11/I n.s. December 2022)

      El medievalismo en un mundo globalizado /  Medieval Studies in a Globalised World
     A cargo de / Edited by Vicent Royo Pérez - Jesús Brufal Sucarrat

    This Special Issue proposes some interesting reflections on the role of medievalists in today's globalised world and the place of this field of study in the historical disciplines. Do these scholars have sufficient influence to demand a greater presence in curricula and public funding? Can they have access to solid sources of private funding? The authors of the articles also raise a number of questions about the social function of the medieval scholar in the new dynamics of the 21st century: is it necessary to generate medievalists in universities?, what will their role be in society as a whole?, how to teach Medieval History to young Europeans, many of whom have a different geographical and cultural background, and how can a medievalist contribute to the field of History in the 21st century?  Another axis of the Issue, which is also closely related to the previous ones, is the reflection on the lines of research of recent years that raise other questions: with the  nation-states under discussion in a globalising world, are the great traditional themes still valid? Should new ones be incorporated? Moreover, with the emergence of certain disciplines, is there a danger that technology will take precedence over reflection? The texts also seek to explore possible, future paths that lie ahead in an ever uncertain and changing future. (From the Introduction)

  • Vol. 10/III n.s. (June 2022)

     Vol. 10/III n.s. (June 2022)

    This issue of Varia contains five articles.

    The first examines the question of the rootedness and the control of the urban space between the 13th and early 16th centuries, contributing new knowledge on the regio Nidi, thanks also to unpublished sources. It analyses the residential strategies developed by some noble families defined as antique at the end of the 15th century and the practices of the urban space control they even-tually activated.

    The second paper aims to highlight the structural elements of the most widespread family models of Sicily in the Modern age: such as numerical extension of households, personal data of its components, type and aggregative interests. Factors that dispel the false myth of a Mediterranean archetype characterized by the patriarchal regime.

    The third contribution analyses cultural pluralism in the port cities of Izmir, Valletta, Livorno, and Marseille (17th-18th century). It focuses on material identity markers in the travel accounts of the period, mainly written by French travellers. The aim is to chart how differences in the political environments affected the balance between marking and hybridising urban identities.

    The fourth essay focuses on the early modern Eastern Adriatic urban space that was also a meeting point for an array of foreigners from all over Europe. Zadar, as the capital of Venetian province of Dalmatia, most thoroughly experienced this phenomenon. Among other diversities on its streets, language was surely one of the most noticeable presenting both city’s richness and a potential barrier for people.

    The last text of this Issue focuses on the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando I who signed an alliance treaty with the Pasha of Aleppo, who had rebelled against Ottoman rule in 1605. Unfortunately for both of them, about twenty days after the treaty was signed, the Ottoman forces crushed the rebel pasha’s army, forcing him to flee Aleppo, thus thwarting Tuscan dreams of gaining advantages and privileges in Syria. The author of the contribution proposes to edit and examine a little-known document concerning a reconnaissance in Syria carried out by one of Ferdinando I’s military engineers named Giovanni Altoni in order to understand if and how it was possible to intervene in support of the anti-Ottoman revolts.

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    Trame cosmopolite. Minorità, migrazioni e città intorno al Mediterraneo.
    Prospettive cosmopolite sulla città

    Cosmopolitan weaves. Minorities, migrations and cities around the Mediterranean.
    Cosmopolitan perspectives on the city

    A cura di / Edited by
    Raffaele Cattedra - Gianluca Gaias - Giuseppe Seche

    In conjunction with the papers in RiMe 10/I n.s., in this second Special Issue dedicated to the theme 'Cosmopolitan perspectives on the city: Readings, gazes, practices', we find alternating geographical, historical and anthropological approaches on 'Border communities (Ventimiglia), on forms of 'overlap' and 'interaction' in public spaces (Cagliari), on 'migrant histories', on 'Tunis cosmopolitan and colonial city', on the 'Jewish community of Istanbul', on the 'plural and changing' identity of Odessa and finally a reflection on the 'cosmo-political' city. The themes of cosmopolitanism are discussed through questions of urbanity, public space, the effects of international mobility and political management, as well as the subjectivities of 'communities of communities' or minorities that 'fabricate', shape and animate cities. (From the Introduction)

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    Trame cosmopolite. Minorità, migrazioni e città intorno al Mediterraneo. Figure, attraversamenti, comunità

    Cosmopolitan weaves. Minorities, migrations and cities around the Mediterranean. Figures, crossings, communities

     A cura di / Edited by

    Raffaele Cattedra - Gianluca Gaias - Giuseppe Seche

    Following the suggestion proposed by the philosopher Pascal Bruckner in his essay Le vertige de Babel (2000) on the capacities of societies to integrate and mobilise a "plurality of belongings", the project of RiMe Issues 10/I and 10/II n.s. was initiated.

    The reading of cosmopolitanism proposed here, free from the uncritical praise of a harmonious society, without tensions or conflicts between groups, communities or minorities, should be seen as an investigation and questioning of the social and pragmatic capacities that societies have (or have had) to construct forms of coexistence and inclusion in the identity and cultural complexity of the Mediterranean context.

    An interdisciplinary research project called “Cosmomed”, which involved some fifteen researchers, including geographers, historians, anthropologists and archivists, preceded the work presented here, and concluded with the international conference "Tracce di Cosmopolitismo intorno al Mediterraneo. Migrazioni, memorie e attualità” held in Cagliari in autumn 2019. (From the Introduction)

  • Vol. 9/III n.s. (December 2021)

    Il filo sottile dell’emergenza: controllo, restrizioni e consenso / The Fine Thread of Emergency: Control, Restrictions and Consent

    a cura di / Edited by Idamaria Fusco - Gaetano Sabatini

    In the Ancien Régime, wars, famines and epidemics of plague or other diseases that no one knew much about were usual, almost 'normal' phenomena that recurred with a certain frequency, and which the population 'waited for', being used to fighting them with fear but also with the knowledge that they were inevitable. However, although they were experienced as inevitable, such events imposed measures to counter them. And an emergency situation called into question the established order and its precarious balances, not only at a political and institutional level, of course. The economy was perhaps one of the areas of human life most affected by emergency events, as it is shown by the contributions in this Booklet, which encompasses a wide chronological span from Late Antiquity to the 21st century - from the economic and commercial effects of the Vandals' expansion in the western Mediterranean between the 5th and 6th centuries to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on world food supplies.  This has also meant questioning the effects of various epidemic waves - not only perhaps the best-known one, which was immortalised by Boccaccio in the mid-14th century, but also others that struck the Republic of Venice, the kingdoms of the Two Sicilies, Sardinia and the Balkans area between the 17th and 19th centuries

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    Il Notaio nella società dell'Europa mediterranea (secc. XIV-XIX) /  The Notary in the Mediterranean European Society (14th-19th centuries)  

    A cura di / Edited by Gemma T. Colesanti - Daniel Piñol-Alabart - Eleni Sakellariou

    The articles in this issue are a revised and updated version of the papers presented at the 6th Seminar of Doctoral Studies in History and Economics of Mediterranean Countries “Il notaio nella società dell'Europa mediterranea (secc. XIV-XIX)”, which took place in Naples in October 2019.

    The time span covered by the essays - from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century - illustrates the diachronic functionality of the notarial institution, the ideal successor of the tabellio, which already played an important role in the Roman society as the person responsible for drafting private contracts that thus acquired fides publica thanks to the revival of Roman law and the legal renewal that took place in Bologna at the end of the eleventh century. An institution that had central importance in the construction of societies since the Middle Ages.

    From a geographical point of view, the focus of the Booklet extends from the Iberian Peninsula to Transylvania, Croatia and Crete. The need for written evidence of transactions and human relations through the notarial act, and the professional form of the notary is the thread that gives coherence to the seventeen studies. The typological diversity and originality of the topics are akin to the temporal and geographical range of the volume. Several thematic cores are identified within this volume. The institutional evolution of this profession and of the archives for safekeeping, the preservation of notarial documents, and the changing relationship with the authorities of the state bodies in which they operated are examined in the cases of Catalonia, the Papal States, the Kingdom of Naples, and Transylvania. (From the Introduction)

  • Vol. 9/II n.s. (December 2021)

    Crossing Borders: The Social and Economic Impact of the Portuguese Maritime Empire in the Early Modern Age. 

    Edited by Nunziatella Alessandrini and João Teles e Cunha

    This Special Issue deals with the social and economic history of the Portuguese Maritime Empire, showcasing its many facets and the way it impacted at home, in the empire and abroad during this period, which covers broadly the Early Modern Age and the first globalisation. The editors of this dossier preferred to choose papers dealing with different periods of time and contrasting geographical spaces, highlighting crucial moments, distinct players, relevant commodities and market organisation in order to give distinctive perspectives of the character and evolution of the Portuguese Maritime Empire.

    While the first section deals more with the structural side of the Portuguese Maritime Empire economy, the second part works over the people who made those routes possible, and their endeavour to adapt, thrive and survive in face of adversity. Finally, at least two essays deal with other European empires of the Early Modern Age, namely the Spanish and the British, evincing a greater connection between distinct imperial spaces. (From the Editors' Introduction)

    Finally, the issue also hosts the review of a book dedicated to a master of medieval Mediterranean economic history: Paulino Iradiel

  • Vol. 8/III n.s. (June 2021)
    Portugal na escrita dos Italianos (sécs. XVI-XVIII)

     Portugal in the writings of Italians (16th-18th centuries) 

     Organizado por / Edited by

    Nunziatella Alessandrini - Mariagrazia Russo - Gaetano Sabatini

    This booklet is the second of its kind, after the first published in 2018 in the Journal Estudos Italianos em Portugal, by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Lisbon. It hosts the contributions of the 9th conference cycle that, since 2011, engages scholars from different cultural areas. Interdisciplinarity, interculturality and internationality are the pillars on which this network of relations is based. It increasingly unites scholars from different nations around specific thematic areas chosen from year to year and elaborated according to different perspectives and optics, but with a constant file rouge: the relations between Italy and Portugal.

    The present booklet follows the same methodology: its pages encompass the Italian-Portuguese history from the 15th to the 19th century, highlighting cultural, historical, diplomatic, artistic, musical and literary aspects. The main theme of it is the 'pen', understood as writing, as a 'graphic' realisation of the contact between the two worlds. (From the Introduction)

    The booklet also includes a Focus on the succession of the Maestre de campo Don Juan de Rivas, castellan of Cambrai (1596-1616)

  • Vol. 8/II n.s. (June 2021)

    Il credito. Fiducia, solidarietà, cittadinanza (secc. XIV-XIX). Introduzione
    The credit. Trust, solidarity and citizenship (14th-19th centuries). Introduction
    A cura di / Edited by Paola Avallone - Raffaella Salvemini

    This special issue hosts the contributions of young scholarship holders and some teachers who, in 2017, discussed their research at the fourth seminar of doctoral studies “Storia ed economia nei paesi del Mediterraneo”. This scientific meeting was organised by the CNR Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo, in collaboration with various Italian and foreign institutions, and dedicated specifically to "Il credito. Fiducia, solidarietà, cittadinanza (secc. XIV-XIX)” ). At the heart of this scientific meeting were the new solidarity mechanisms which, between the central Middle Ages and the early Modern Age, aimed at reintegrating into the productive system of those who had been pushed into poverty. Mechanisms of solidarity which could also develop into complex economic systems and even into more advanced credit practices. The above-mentioned seminar was one of the events organised as part of the PRIN project of Italian national interest “Alle origini del welfare (XIII-XVI secolo). Radici medievali e moderne della cultura europea dell'assistenza e delle forme di protezione sociale e credito solidale”, which was aimed at researching the origins of modern welfare in the past, starting from the Middle Ages. (From the Introduction).

    The booklet also includes a review by Maria Cristina Rossi of a book dedicated to the medieval frescoes of Campania.

  • Vol. 8/I n.s. (June 2021)

    I generi coloniali americani nel Mediterraneo: i grandi porti come centri di destinazione, di consumo e di redistribuzione (XVII-XIX secolo)
    American colonial goods in the Mediterranean: major ports as centres of destination, consumption and redistribution (17th-19th centuries)
    A cura di / Edited by Paolo Calcagno

    This Special Issue reflects on the role of the Mediterranean in the new world economy between the 17th and 19th centuries, in line with certain interpretations that consider trade in luxury goods as one of the driving forces behind the process of economic growth in the modern age, and with an interpretation that identifies maritime spaces as the scenario in which world interconnections developed. A historiography that has settled over time, and too often passed on without the right critical sensitivity, has adopted the thesis of the "marginalisation" of the Mediterranean and its fleets along the oceanic routes created as a result of voyages of exploration and the construction of colonial empires outside Europe. In fact, the societies of the Inland Sea participated in the incipient globalisation of the modern age through the reception - among others - of Atlantic goods that modified their dietary habits and sociality. Progressively, over the centuries under examination, there was a boom in the consumption of American colonial goods (sugar, tobacco, cocoa, coffee, etc.), which arrived in the major ports and from there were distributed on the urban market or re-exported thanks to branched mercantile networks within variable geographical radii.

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    The Booklet opens with an essay on the various elements that lead scholars to hypothesise that the Piscu Nuraghe area in Sardinia was also used in the Middle Ages, since the finds from that site cover a chronological span from the 16th century BC to the 7th century AD.  The second essay, on the other hand, is entirely devoted to the early Middle Ages and in particular to Byzantine artistic influences in the Visigothic Iberian Peninsula that were not directly linked to the imperial presence but to other artistic and historical-cultural dynamics.
    The third text presents a methodological approach to the study of the increasingly efficient commercial and banking firms in late medieval Europe, based on the structural analysis of two major Mediterranean firms that operated from Zaragoza and Barcelona in the first half of the fifteenth century.
    The fourth paper explain the history of privateering in the Marquisate of Finale (Liguria, Italy) during the Habsburg’s Age, with a particular reference to the 17th and 18th centuries: its origins, its expansion and all the problems on legal and diplomatic levels.  The fifth contribution analyses various aspects of the phenomenon of piracy and privateering, with emphasis on the Kingdom of Naples during the Austrian presence (1707-1734) due to the incessant incursions from Turkish-Barbary and French-Sicilian piracy.  The sixth article focuses on the new needs of society that brought important changes in the use forms of leisure and the territory, also in the case of some religious sites that could be even in Sardinia new levers for the socio-economic development of inland and marginal areas.
    The booklet also contains two book reviews and a review of a Webinar dedicated to the Cultural Heritage of Egypt and Italy, which took place online in December 2020.

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    Memorias históricas, memorias incómodas. 
    Historical memories, inconvenient memories. 
    A cargo de  / Edited by Maria Betlem Castellà i Pujols

    The six articles presented in this Special Issue, entitled "Historical memories, inconvenient memories", delve, from very different disciplines, methodologies and perspectives, into the relegated and conflictive memories, in the clashes of memory and identities that occur and in the positions that arise, whether in the streets, in public spaces, in the press, in academia, in universities, in social networks, in institutions and/or in governments.

    Josefina Irurzun brings to the surface the faint memory of the associative beginnings of the Catalans in Buenos Aires; Martí Grau brings to the surface the difficult memory of the European Union. Gustau Nerín suggests recovering the neglected memory of Spanish colonialism in Guinea. Luciano Gallinari examines the journalistic discourses generated by the assaults on the statues of Christopher Columbus and the Confederates in America, while Martí Grau i Segú presents the methodological proposals of the House of European History and the Jean Monnet House to reflect on the memory of the European Union, and Jordi Guixé and Núria Ricart analyse the assaults on the statue of Antonio López y López, who made his fortune from colonial trade and the slave trade. Finally, Mahdis Azarmandi highlights how post-colonial and racialised migrants question the historical memory of the city of Barcelona. (From the Introduction by Maria Betlem Castellà i Pujols.

  • Vol 7/I n.s. (December 2020)

    Culturas Mediterráneas y usos políticos de las representaciones nacionales en el siglo XX
    Mediterranean cultures and political usages of national representations in the 20th century
    Marició Janué i Miret y Marcela Lucci (Editoras)

     This booklet reflects on the political uses of national representations in the twentieth century, taking the Mediterranean as its location because it is a cultural threshold, a space where two ideas combine simultaneously: that of connection and that of the frontier. Moreover, the proverbial pluriculturalism and mobility of the Mediterranean basin is an ideal geopolitical space in which to investigate the construction and reproduction of national identities. The particular interaction of cultures that have historically taken place in this area facilitates an approach to the transnational aspect of the construction of nations representations that goes beyond some excessively Eurocentric frameworks. The editors of this issue are convinced that the study of the political representations of nations requires an interdisciplinary approach that integrates different perspectives from the human and social sciences: political history, nationalism, imperialism and colonialism; the history of culture, cultural studies, social psychology and imagology in the history of art; international history and cultural diplomacy; transnational and global history; political science and sociology; and the study of migration and exile.


  • Vol 6 n. s. (June 2020)

    Pellegrini e crociati tra Europa del Nord e Mediterraneo (secoli XI-XIII). Seminario di studi (Roma, 13 giugno 2019) / Pilgrims and crusaders between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean
    (11th-13th centuries). Study seminar (Rome, 13th June 2019).
    A cura di / Edited by Francesco D'Angelo

    This monographic booklet, edited by Francesco D'Angelo, hosts the papers presented at the homonymous seminar that took place on 13th June 2019 at the Sapienza - Università di Roma. The workshop, organised by the Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea of CNR in collaboration with the Department of History, Anthropology, Religions Art and Show of Sapienza - Università di Roma, was an opportunity for discussion and dialogue on the Mediterranean as a place of passage, exchange, encounter and clash between different peoples and cultures. In particular, the booklet wants to emphasize a theme that is often considered marginal: the presence and role of the Nordic peoples in the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 13th centuries.

    In recent years, in fact, historiography has progressively re-evaluated their contribution, perhaps definitively dispelling the idea of their extraneousness to Mediterranean culture. In line with these new orientations, the booklet has therefore set itself the objective of bringing to light the dense web of networks, relations, communications and mutual influences intertwined between the Nordic and Mediterranean worlds in the Middle Ages.

    The booklet contains three other contributions: an interesting and detailed historiographic review on the world of the Crown of Aragon and Sardinia, and two book reviews: one of a recent publication dedicated to the archival history of relations between the Crown of Aragon and the "Italian" Mediterranean, and another on the private documents of the aragonese king Peter IV the Ceremonious.

  • Vol 5/II n.s. (December 2019)

    RiMe 5/II n.s. is a miscellaneous Booklet composed of 6 articles and 3 book reviews. The first three articles deal with Medieval and Modern History, while the other three deal with closely interconnected themes of Contemporary History.

    The first essay is a first historical and archaeological reading and opens new theories and research perspectives on the ruins of Cuccuru Casteddu in Sardinia, perhaps in relation to a Byzantine castle.
    The second article is dedicated to the symbols of power and the use of images to achieve political aims, focusing in particular on Mariano IV judge of Arborea, Peter IV king of Aragon and Robert of Anjou, king of Naples, in the mid-14th century.
    The third article is a chronological itinerary of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, from his youth in Spain in the service of the Crown to the wars of Naples that gave him the title of Gran Capitán and his subsequent political apogee as first viceroy of Naples.
    The fourth text deals with the important issue of mobility after the 1970s, when immigration became a topic of growing interest even in the countries of southern Europe that became the final destination of migration.
    At the centre of the fifth essay is the analysis of the macro-regional strategies of the European Union and the potential of a new Mediterranean macro-region to rethink and reform the European Union.
    The sixth and last article rethinks the Mediterranean space by analysing the main works of Mohammed Arkoun (d. 2010), one of the most important contemporary Arab scholars. This operation allows to understand the centrality of the Mediterranean area between Islam and the West and the possibilities of its rebirth from the common geo-historical and geo-cultural horizon.

    The booklet is closed by three book reviews dedicated 1) to the theme of health in Valencia in the 15th century; 2) to the models of settlement, filiation, promotion and devotion of the orders of the Poor Clares and Dominicans in the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Naples and Sicily in the Middle Ages and, finally, 3) to the public authorities in the Crown of Aragon between the 14th and 16th centuries.

  • Vol. 5/I n. s. (December 2019)

    Religious culture and education in 20th and 21st century Europe
    Maria Giuseppina Meloni and Anna Maria Oliva (eds.)

    A workshop on the topic “The presence and the quality of the religious history in the school texts for the high school and in the most important texts of general history edited in the last three decades " took place in Rome, on January 10th and 11th, 2019 organized by  the CNR - Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea. The workshop was part of the activities carried out within the European project ReIReS - Research Infrastructures on Religious Studies (Horizon 2020 INFRAIA).
    The workshop aimed to analyze the state-of-the-art of the relations between the development of historical religious studies and the educational programs in Europe, focusing on the role that school and school textbooks have in the knowledge of religious history. The scholars discussed how far the progress in understanding of religious history, which comes from the possibilities granted by ReIReS, could have an impact in reframing the education programs and enriching education as a process of knowledge transferred from academia to a larger audience.
    The papers, held by scholars and policy makers, covered various topics related to religious history and how it is dealt with by teaching and historical communication in the different European Union countries. All this was analysed not only with regard to textbooks, but also in relation to museums, websites, ongoing debates and the relationship between religious and political history.

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    RiMe 4/II is is a booklet of Varia hosting eight articles and a review. The themes of the essays range from the medieval and modern history of the western Mediterranean - Sicily, Sardinia, Genoa and the Crown of Spain - to an intriguing link between this geo-political area and the Norwegian world in the 13th century. Other interesting essays expand this reading of the Euro-Mediterranean area, focusing also on the theme of the Crusade in relation to the Ottoman world in the Modern Age. The last article proposes instead a new reading key for the immediate future of this area still so strategic at world level.
    The booklet is closed by the review of a text dedicated to shipbuilding between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages to the Modern Age.

    RiMe 4/II è un fascicolo di Varia che ospita otto articolo e una recensione. I temi dei saggi spaziano dalla storia medioevale e moderna del Mediterraneo occidentale - Sicilia, Sardegna, Genova e la Corona di Spagna - a un interessante collegamento tra questa area geo-politica e il mondo norvegese nel XIII secolo. Altri interessanti saggi ampliano questa lettura dell'area euromediterranea, focalizzandosi anche sul tema della Crociata in rapporto al mondo ottomano in Età Modernain Età Moderna. L'ultimo articolo propone invece una nuova chiave di lettura per l'immediato prossimo futuro di questa area ancora così strategica a livello mondiale.
    Il fascicolo è chiuso dalla recensione di un testo dedicato alle costruzioni navali tra Atlantico e Mediterraneo tra Medioevo ed Età Moderna

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    Alle origini dell'assistenza in Italia meridionale. Istituzioni, archivi e fonti (secc. XIII- XVII).
    A cura di Paola Avallone, Gemma T. Colesanti e Salvatore Marino
    At the origins of assistance in southern Italy. Institutions, archives and sources (13th-17th centuries).
    Edited by Paola Avallone, Gemma T. Colesanti and Salvatore Marino.

    This monographic Special Issue hosts part of the research presented at the conference on hospital archives in the Middle Ages to the early Modern Age, held in Naples in November 2017, as part of the PRIN project "Alle origini del Welfare (XIII-XVI sec.). Radici medievali e moderne della cultura europea dell’assistenza e delle forme di protezione sociale e credito solidale ("At the origins of Welfare (XIII-XVI sec.). Medieval and modern roots of the European culture of assistance and forms of social protection and solidary credit").
    These studies - which contain research carried out in regions such as Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily - can be considered the partial achievement of the second aim of the conference: to draw a brief picture of the welfare institutions of southern Italy (brotherhoods, hospitals, public welfare and charities) that operated between the late Middle Ages and the early Modern Age.
    Campania and the city of Naples, on the other hand, will be published in one of RiMe's next dossiers.

    La presente Special Issue monografica ospita una parte delle ricerche presentate al convegno di studi sul tema degli archivi ospedalieri tra medioevo e prima Età moderna, svoltosi a Napoli nel novembre del 2017, nell’ambito del progetto PRIN Alle origini del Welfare (XIII-XVI sec.). Radici medievali e moderne della cultura europea dell’assistenza e delle forme di protezione sociale e credito solidale" Questi studi - che contengono ricerche condotte nelle regioni di Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sardegna e Sicilia - possono essere considerati il parziale coseguimento del secondo obiettivo del suddetto Convegno: tracciare un quadro sintetico sulle istituzioni assistenziali del Sud d'Italia (confraternite, ospedali, enti di pubblica assistenza e beneficenza) che operarono tra tardo medioevo e prima Età moderna.
    La Campania e la città di Napoli, invece, saranno oggetto di pubblicazione in uno dei prossimi fascicoli di RiMe.

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    Between History, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.
    Some results of the ASRT / CNR Bilateral Project ‘History of Peace-building: peaceful relations between Est and West (11th - 15th Centuries)’
    Luciano Gallinari - Ali Ahmed El-Sayed - Heba Mahmoud Saad (eds.)

    This Booklet of RiMe, with which the Journal celebrates its (first) 10 years of existence, is once again, a Special Issue. In this case, it is dedicated to the topic of relations between Italy and Egypt and, more generally, between the Western World and the Islamic one in a chronological span that goes from the High Middle Ages to the beginning of the Modern Age, a theme at the heart of the Bilateral Project ASRT (Egypt) / CNR (Italy) "History of Peace-building: peaceful relations between East and West (11th - 15th Century)", financed for the years 2016 - 2017, whose scientific managers were, for the Egyptian side, Prof. Ali Ahmed Mohamed El-Sayed, from the University of Damanhour, and Dr. Luciano Gallinari, from the CNR-Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, for the Italian one.

  • Vol. 2/II n.s. (June 2018)

    Las Humanidades y su estudio a través de los videojuegos, la gamificación y las redes sociales: una introducción / Humanities and their study through video games, gamification and social networks: an introduction.
    A cargo de / Edited by Maria Betlem Castellà Pujols - Luciano Gallinari

    The Booklet contains the proceedings of a Workshop on Humanities, video games and social networks, organised in April 2017 by the two editors of the booklet at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. 
    It is a sort of third chapter in a series of initiatives dedicated by the Journal to the very stimulating relationship between History and these tools and methodologies for teaching and spreading it.
    It houses four articles dedicated to the world of the video games, which has been differently declined by the authors: Someone has focused on the teaching of the Middle Ages,  someone else on the teaching of History and Cultural Heritage. Another author has examined the case of a committed video game, in order to reflect on difficult issues such as terrorism and the relationship between the truth and the false media information.
    Two more texts have been dedicated to the Social Netwotks, and especially to Facebook: one of them, in relation to formal and informal learning; another essay, instead, focused on the relationship between the Medieval History and Facebook. The Booklet focused on the potential of gamification in teaching foreign languages and in the relationships between the components and the mechanics of gamification with the dynamic of the narrative 

  • Vol. 2/I n.s. (June 2018)

    The Booklet contains individual articles whose themes range from the public and private life of the Hierosolimitans of Corleone (Sicily) between the 14th and 15th centuries to two texts dedicated to the Cono Sur: the first, focused on Italian migrants in the Argentine city of Córdoba in the final decades of the 19th century and in the early decades of the 20th century; the other, instead, dwells on the presence of Italians and the Italian language in contemporary Chile. 
    A fourth essay is dedicated to the fascinating world of the Sardinian mines, rebuilt thanks to archival sources, with an interesting perspective that also observes them as important museums for cultural and tourist purposes.
    The booklet is closed by a text that has been dedicated to some interesting historiographic reflections aimed at highlighting the profound difference between the profession of the historian and that of the amateur, observed in the light of logic.

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    'Santi che viaggiano’. Mobilità e circolazione di culti religiosi nel Mediterraneo tra Medioevo ed Età Moderna / ‘Saints who travel'. Mobility and movement of religious cults in the Mediterranean between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.
    A cura di / Edited by Maria Giuseppina Meloni

    The booklet  houses six articles presented at the Ex nihilo Zero Conference of the European Academy of Religion (Bologna, 18-22 June 2017). From these essays it emerges how the Mediterranean, the centre of an intensive movement of men, goods and ideas, was also the medium for the circulation of cults and relics. There were significant cases both in Pisa where new worships developed between the High Middle Ages and the 13th Century, as a result of its maritime contacts; and in Sardinia which, due to its geographical position and historical events, was opened to the reception of new cults introduced by the powerful men of the time. The island itself, however, was also in some circumstances the exporter of relics and devotions. In addition, The Booklet examines also the strong connection with the sea of the cult of St. Nicholas and the translation of his relics from Myra to Bari.


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    Scienze umane, dalla produzione di nuova conoscenza alla disseminazione e ritorno / Humanities, from production of new knowledge to dissemination and back.
    A cura di / Edited by Giovanni Sini

    The booklet  analyses different national and international experiences of circularity of the knowledge. Experiences that start, mostly but not only from the world of research, after they have produced new knowledge, for dissemination purposes. In some cases, a specific discourse on enhancement and the protection of cultural heritage is carried out. Theoretical/operational methodologies have been investigated on how to “go beyond” Humanities in general, thanks to disciplines such as Public History, Digital Humanities, the so-called new technologies and the Virtual Reality. The proposed experiences come from both the academic and entrepreneurial fields with different users: generic, academic and educational.

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