Vescovi e diocesi in Italia prima del secolo XII. Sedi, spazi, profili

Curzel, Emanuele (2015) Vescovi e diocesi in Italia prima del secolo XII. Sedi, spazi, profili. In: La diocesi di Bobbio. Formazione e sviluppi di un’istituzione millenaria. Reti Medievali. E-Book (23). Firenze University Press, Firenze, pp. 69-93. ISBN 978-88-6655-856-9

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The first part of this study revolves around the relationship between episcopal churches, cities and territories from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. It is often taken for granted that civil and ecclesiastical jurisdictions coincided, but the analysis of single cases shows an absence of such automatic processess. The ensuing discussion will clarify those factors which led to the birth of new dioceses during the early Middle Ages, i.e. before the reformed Church established that changes to the ecclesiastical geography could be made only by papal order. The issue concerning the relationship between the episcopal see and the surrounding territory will be subsequently tackled: we can affirm that at least in Italy, the spatial dimension of diocesan government, which had been acquired during the 4th or 5th century, was not weakened to the extent of disappearing. Finally, I will describe the profile of 10th and 11th century north Italian bishops: their origins, social standing, web of relationships, personal qualities, and actions in defence of the rights held by the local Church.

Tipologia del documento: Capitolo di libro
Parole chiave: Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, 5th-12th century, Italy, Historiography, Territory, Bishops, Dioceses, Boundaries
Soggetto: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositato da: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Depositato il: 27 Nov 2015 15:33
Ultima modifica: 27 Nov 2015 15:45


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