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The contents of this website including the maps, texts, and images are part of my ongoing research on the art and architecture of the fourteenth-century Angevin Kingdom of Naples in Southern Italy. The maps focus on a series of churches and family chapels, with their attendant tombs and decoration, that survive within the city of Naples and scattered across the kingdom. All of the them were commissioned by members of the Angevin royal family of Naples or by provincial members of the royal court. The maps and texts have been created to help explore the relationships between center and periphery, monarch and aristocrat, and notions of identity within these groups across the vast Kingdom of Naples.

Construction of the maps was undertaken as part of a Texas Tech University Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) research project which funded Madeline Joiner, a Texas Tech undergraduate Art History student, to assist me with the maps and help further my research into Cultural Geography. Spencer Mitchell, TTU graduate Art History student, masterminded the Arc-GIS portion of the project and taught Madeline and me the fundamentals of GIS-mapping.

Many thanks are due to CALUE for the funding. My most sincere thanks go my dedicated student assistants: to Madeline, who has gone on to graduate work in Medieval Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and to Spencer, who has just graduated and will go on to a PhD in Pre-Columbian art and archeology. This project would still be languishing without their tireless work. Thanks also to Mary Mailler, a student in our TTU Fine Arts Doctoral Program, who pulled the maps and the text together into a website.

This website is a work-in-progress and the project is designed for me to be able to add more sites, texts, images, bibliography, and links to publications. Stay-tuned. More to come.

The pages on this site are best viewed in Google Chrome.

Janis Elliott, Texas Tech University, 20 December 2016