Viola, Federica (2009) Istituzioni, società , economia in una comunità valdorciana: Montalcino (1361-1462). Doctoral Thesis.
The research has as object the analysis of social, political and economic dynamics of Montalcino between 1361 and 1462. The survey takes as its base a large part documentary of the rich documentation (now entirely novel) kept at the Archivio Comunale of Montalcino and at the Archivio di Stato of Siena. In the first part it explains the documentary material. It follows a description of geographical, orografic and hydrografic features. The second part has dedicated to the reconstruction of political events, which is completed by a careful examination of administrative orders. The third part is dedicated to the study of economic and social life of the community. First, attention is directed to the finances of the community. Other topics covered are those with regard to land ownership, agricultural production and livestock. There are specific references to issues relating to the use of common goods and the difficult relationship between agriculture and pastoral practice. The last part of the work is devoted to milling facilities. Given the nature of the sources available, attention was mainly the reconstruction of the events capital of molendina. It was possible, however, get news on the operation of the plant, as well as their structure. The essay is enriched by an documentary: the transcript of the "Statuto dei Danni Dati" (1452); the inventories of the "Spedale di San Cristoforo" (1430) and of the "SocietÃ dei Disciplinati di San Pietro" (1418, 1427).
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