La Caterva di Cesarea di Mauretania (altre riflessioni)

Cecconi, Giovanni Alberto (2016) La Caterva di Cesarea di Mauretania (altre riflessioni). In: Libera curiositas. Mélanges d'histoire romaine et d'antiquité tardive offerts a Jean-Michel Carrié. Bibliothèque de l'antiquité tardive (31). Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 399-404. ISBN 9782503566757

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ENG: The "Caterva" in Caesarea in Mauretania (new reflections). Augustine, in a passage in the fourth book of the "De doctrina Christiana", recalls the ritual battle between opposing factions that took place every year in the city of Caesarea in Mauretania and of which he was a witness in summer 418 AD. The bishop managed to end the struggle with his sermions. This paper reconsiders with a sociological approach the nature and the function of this struggle: its origin as a pagan-indigenous festival, its transformation in the Romanized and Christianized North-African context in the age of S. Augustine. The analysis is conducted in dialogue and discussion with a recent contribution by B.D. Shaw on the same theme.

Tipologia del documento: Capitolo di libro
Soggetto: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositato da: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Depositato il: 08 Ott 2017 14:55
Ultima modifica: 08 Ott 2017 15:09


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