The saga of a great people, of extraordinary historical significance: painting, sculpture, jewelry, illuminated manuscripts, urban and architectural culture.
Re-examining the history of the Longobards implies retracing the path of a people that touched on many European countries. From the mouth of the Elbe to Moravia and the area of Vienna, from Hungary to Slovenia, Friuli to the Italian peninsula: these are the stages of the migration of this people, a path documented by the precious, monumental evidence of Cividale, as well as the evidence of “material culture” on display at Villa Manin of Passariano. The volume contains very detailed documentation: painting, sculpture, jewelry, objects, illuminated manuscripts, coins, urban and architectural culture. A collection of critical essays by international experts offers an overview of all the facets of the Longobard world, from the migration in Italy to settlement there and the process of cultural adaptation.