Title: The castle of Collalto at war : the social structure of the garrison and the organization of the system of defence in 1373
Hrad Collalto ve válce : sociální struktura posádky a obranný systém v roce 1373
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2019, vol. 66, iss. 1, pp. 153-181
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
Persistent identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.5817/SHB2019-1-7
Stable URL (handle): https://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/142305
License: Not specified license
This paper focuses on a unique and yet overlooked source which offers an interesting insight into the daily life of a late-medieval Italian castle during a time of war. It is a list of the guards as well as the other defenders of the castle of Collalto (north of Treviso) from 1373, which also contains a set of rules for them. After a short introduction to the history of the Collalto family and a description of the source, the author offers some theories as to what circumstances and motives may have led the lord of the castle, Count Rambaldo IX di Collalto, to drawing up the document in question. Subsequently, the source is used to analyse the social structure of the garrison and the defence system of the castle of Collalto.
- This study was written as part of the project GX19-28415X: "From Performativity to Institutionalization: Handling Conflict in the Late Middle Ages (Strategies, Agents, Communication)", financed by the Czech Science Foundation.