nEU-Med: Origins of a new economic union (7th-12th centuries): resources, landscapes and political strategies in a Mediterranean region

nEU-Med is the brainchild of the Department of History and Cultural Heritage of the University of Siena (UNISI). The project takes place in the Maremma located in the of south western portion of Tuscany (Italy), between the Colline Metallifere and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The investigations carried out by Riccardo Francovich in the early 80’s, allowed to collect a wealth of data in this territory, making a this district one of the most known in Europe. The project, starting from October 2015, will analyze in depth some historical contents that have already been discussed in previous study and will start new lines of research through an interdisciplinary team that will work in this sample area to understand the processes of economic growth between the 7th and 12th centuries.


nEU-Med è un progetto del Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche e dei Beni Culturali dell’Università di Siena (UNISI). Il territorio oggetto del progetto si trova nella Maremma in Toscana sud occidentale, nel territorio compreso tra le Colline Metallifere e il Mar Tirreno. Le indagini portate avanti da Riccardo Francovich, hanno consentito di raccogliere per questo territorio molti dati, rendendo questa, una delle aree meglio conosciute in Europa. Il progetto, avviato nell’ Ottobre 2015, approfondira’ tematiche storiche gia’ affrontate nelle passate indagini ed avviera’ nuovi filoni di ricerca grazie ad un team interdisciplinare che lavorerà in questo territorio campione per comprendere i percorsi di crescita economica tra il VII e il XII secolo.

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