I: (Christopher Heath and Robert Houghton), Introduction: Discordant Minds and Hostile Nations
II: (Christopher Heath), Morbidity and Murder: Lombard Kingship’s Violent Uncertainties 568-774
III. (Guido Berndt), Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Lombard Italy (c.600-700)
IV: (Francesco Borri), The Hope of Italy: Narrative of Conquest and Resistance from Charlemagne to Bernard (774 – 818)
V: (Kordula Wolf), Nec patiaris populum Domini ab illis divinitus fulminandis Agarenis discerpi: Dealing with ‘Saracen’ Violence in 9th and 10th-Century Southern Italy
VI. (David Barritt), Formosus and the ‘synod of the corpse’: tenth century Rome in history and memory
VII. (Edoardo Manarini), Sex, denigration and violence: a representation of political competition between two aristocratic kinships in IXth-century Italy.
VIII: (Penelope Nash), ‘Italy and her [German] Invaders’: Otto III’s and Frederick Barbarossa’s Early Tours of Italy – Pomp, Generosity and Ferocity
IX: (Robert Houghton), ‘I predict a riot’: What were the Parmense rebelling against in 1037?
X: (Enrico Veneziani), Violence in Rome: the papal election of Honorius II
XI: (Ross Balzaretti), Afterword