Winter School 2014, Pisa: Reading List
** Strongly recommended
A Traveler's History of Pisa** (sent by email)
The Story of Pisa*, by Janet Ross and Nelly Erichsen (1909). This well-intentioned but not always accurate book is available here.
Brief Selections** (poems and passages from Dante, Shelley, Landor, Leopardi, and Carducci). Links will be posted here and also emailed.
A Brief History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, by Piero Pierotti, tr., Meter Lean Publishing. An entertaining and informative recent book by the world's expert.
These are among the better academic studies of Pisa:
William Heywood, A History of Pisa: Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. Cambridge University Press, 1921, available in Cambridge reprint. Academic but readable.
David Herlihy, Pisa in the Early Renaissance: A Study of Urban Growth. Yale, 1958 reprinted as ACLS e-book. Socioeconomic analysis, not for the faint of heart.
Gioachino Volpe, Studi sulle istituzioni communali a Pisa. Magisterial research by Italian right-winger.
Emilio Cristiani, Nobiità e popolo nel commune di Pisa.