Montecassino and Benevento in the Middle Ages: Essays in South Italian Church History

Montecassino and Benevento in the Middle Ages: Essays in South Italian Church History

by G. A. Loud
     
 

ISBN-10: 0860788105

ISBN-13: 9780860788102

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This second volume by Graham Loud focuses on two key centres of the south Italian church in the central Middle Ages. The first section concentrates on the 'golden age' of the abbey of Montecassino, during the 11th and 12th centuries, when it was at the height of its influence and three of its monks became popes. The studies seek to place the abbey in its context,

Overview

This second volume by Graham Loud focuses on two key centres of the south Italian church in the central Middle Ages. The first section concentrates on the 'golden age' of the abbey of Montecassino, during the 11th and 12th centuries, when it was at the height of its influence and three of its monks became popes. The studies seek to place the abbey in its context, examining its relations with the papacy, Byzantium, and the local nobility. The second part deals with Benevento and the abbey of St Sophia, and looks at its development and administration, as well as the tensions that arose from its position as a papal enclave within the Kingdom of Sicily. Based on extensive archival research, the volume as a whole presents a fresh and original insight into the society of southern Italy from the coming of the Normans to its conquest by Charles of Anjou.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860788102
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Variorum Collected Studies
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 5.91(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Montecassino: The Liri Valley in the Middle Ages; Montecassino and Byzantium in the 10th and 11th centuries; Abbot Desiderius of Montecassino and the Gregorian Papacy; The Norman Counts of Caiazzo and the Abbey of Montecassino; Benevento: The genesis and context of the Chronicle of Falco of Benevento; The medieval records of the monastery of St Sophia, Benevento; The Abbots of St Sophia, Benevento, in the 11th century; A Lombard Abbey in a Norman world: St Sophia, Benevento, 1050-1200; Politics, piety and ecclesiastical patronage in 12th-century Benevento; A provisional list of the Papal rectors of Benevento, 1101-1227; Monarchy and monastery in the Mezzogiorno: the Abbey of St Sophia, Benevento, and the Staufen; Postscript: The case of the missing martyrs: Frederick II's war with the church 1239-1250; Index.

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