Riccardo Rao (University of Bergamo)

Landscapes, environment and mobility in the medieval Alps in light of written sources

Abstract: The article aims to provide an overview of the methods for studying mountain landscapes through medieval written sources. Starting with examples from the Lombardy mountains, the essay will highlight the limitations of analysis posed by the sources, which largely leave mountain landscapes in the shadows until the 13th century. We will stress the research strategies that, also thanks to the use of gis technologies, enable the illumination of late medieval mountain landscapes.