"Bobiensis Ecclesia": un vescovado peculiare tra XI e XII secolo

Polonio, Valeria (2015) "Bobiensis Ecclesia": un vescovado peculiare tra XI e XII secolo. In: La diocesi di Bobbio. Formazione e sviluppi di un’istituzione millenaria. Reti Medievali. E-Book (23). Firenze University Press, Firenze, pp. 179-224. ISBN 978-88-6655-856-9

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The bishopric of Bobbio was established in 1014 with peculiar traits, first due to the imperial initiative, despite Henry II’s agreement with the pope. Secondly because of the absence of an urban center of reference, even though the bishopric was located in a sacred place of ancient origin due to the presence of the monastery of Saint Columbanus. During the 11th century, following a brief phase during which the abbey and the new institution acted in simbiosis, the bishopric acquired importance and visibility, even though the monastery maintained a fundamental role in the relationship with the population (especially for what concerned pastoral care) of the recently-established diocese. The relationship between the two institutions underwent some difficulties around the beginning of the 12th century, when the effects of the Church reform became evident. Though respectful of the monks, bishop Albert emphasized his pastoral competences. In the subsequent decades the relationship entertained by the higher ecclesiastical echelons of Bobbio with the Genoese milieu, which was close to Innocent II and endorsed his openness towards the reformed orders, led to the reorganization of the monastery and to a growing self-awareness on the part of the bishop. This situation was further encouraged by the fact that the see of Bobbio – already tied to the bishop of Milan – was inserted among the suffragan dioceses of the newly-established archdiocese of Genoa, which was detached from that of Milan in 1133. The tensions between the two Bobbiese institutions led to a conflict and Innocent III ruled in favour of the episcopal see. A comparison with the more linear history of the monastery of Brugnato, which became a bishopric (1133) concurrently with the establishment of the archdiocese of Genoa, confirms this development.

Tipologia del documento: Capitolo di libro
Parole chiave: Middle Ages, 11th-12th century, Bobbio, Genoa, Brugnato, Henry II, Innocent III, Monastery, Bishopric, Chapter, Ownership
Soggetto: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositato da: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Depositato il: 27 Nov 2015 16:38
Ultima modifica: 27 Nov 2015 16:38
URI: http://www.rmoa.unina.it/id/eprint/3181


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