Fabio Carminati, Andrea Mariani

The «comites de loco Leuco»: exercised functions and family structures (ninth and tenth centuries)

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Keywords: Early Middle Ages; Lecco; Garrisons; Comitatus; Mundio.

This study reviews the documents concerning the so-called «Counts of Lecco.» Some critical aspects of old analyses are highlighted. A new interpretation is proposed, based on the plausible existence in the Alps of small military "comitatus" with garrison functions between the ninth and tenth centuries. Furthermore, the theme of the «dissolution» of the heritage of the last "comes", Attone, is reconsidered. Lastly, some clues would suggest that these "comites" might not belong to a single lineage.

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