Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean
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From the 11th to the 13th centuries, the city of Amalfi, to the south of Naples, was one of the great trading centres of the Mediterranean. Its wealthy merchants sponsored a vibrant local culture that drew on Norman, Islamic and Byzantine influences to produce a style of art and architecture unparalleled elsewhere. Extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and architectural plans, this scholarly but readable volume assesses the city's trade links, investment strategies and cultural achievement. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.