son/ses lecteur/s; Fenetres sur la France; Le decentrement identitaire des nouvelles figures d'exiles; La vraie naissance de la didascalie dans le theatre francais; La litterature balkanique d'expression francaise entre affirmation et negation des identites nationales; Une relecture postmoderne de Diderot; L'intranquillite identitaire de l'ecrivain en exil; Liutprand
de Cremone et son role dans la creation de la legende noire de Byzance; Une Odyssee postmoderne dans l'imaginaire europeen; Influences et connivences: G.
the early eighth century, the Lombard King Liutprand approached the
Liutprand negotiated (yet another) separate peace agreement with the
The following historical events and artistic landmarks were analysed: legend of the origin of the town, the Ticino river and the history of the town, life in the pre-Roman village, religion, the Roman period and its legend, the covered bridge, the Barbarian invasion, under the reign of Theodoricus, the Longobardic period (king Alboin and his wife, queen Theodolinda; king Liutprand
), the Romanic period: churches and the crowning of kings, Commune: the towers; life in the commune, from commune to seignory: Gian Galeazzo Visconti and the castle
188, 199 (The Lombard Laws, 87, 90-1); Liutprand
's edict no.
In the late 730s, the Carolingian Mayor of the Palace, Charles Martel, sent his son Pippin to the Lombard King Liutprand
in order that the King might cut the boy's hair and hence become as a father to him.
Nevertheless, he was obviously an educated and talented writer, remembered among other achievements for his highly regarded translations of Horace; and as one of the leading reformers of the opera libretto at the beginning of the eighteenth century he would have been concerned with historical truth.(25) Accordingly, it seems reasonable to assume that he was acquainted with the standard chronicles of tenth-century German, Italian and Greek history by such writers as Widukind of Corvey; Liutprand
, Bishop of Cremona; Adalbert of St Maximin, Archbishop of Magdeburg; and Thietmar, Bishop of Merseburg.(26) An investigation into the extent of Pallavicini's historical accuracy is appropriate in the circumstances.
But he shied away from continuing his history of the Lombards beyond the death of King Liutprand
in 744, perhaps because he did not want to relate the defeat of his people.