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

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While Loud's 1999 collection concentrated on the ecclesiastical history of southern Italy in the central Middle Ages, the 12 essays reproduced here focus more directly on the Church in the medieval Mezzogiorno, particularly the two great abbeys St. Benedict of Montecassino and St. Sophia of Benevento. The topics include the Lirir Valley in the Middle Ages, the Norman counts of Caiazzo and the abbey of Montecassino, the genesis and context of the Chronicle of Falco of Benevento, the 11th-century abbots of Benevento, a provisional list of the papal rectors between 1101 and 1227, and Frederick II's war with the Church 1239-50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860788102
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Series: Variorum Collected Studies
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Montecassino
I The Liri Valley in the Middle Ages
II Montecassino and Byzantium in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
III Abbot Desiderius of Montecassino and the Gregorian Papacy
IV The Norman Counts of Caiazzo and the Abbey of Montecassino
Pt. II Benevento
V The Genesis and Context of the Chronicle of Falco of Benevento
VI The Medieval Records of the Monastery of St. Sophia, Benevento
VII The Abbots of St. Sophia, Benevento, in the Eleventh Century
VIII A Lombard Abbey in a Norman World: St. Sophia, Benevento, 1050-1200
IX Politics, Piety and Ecclesiastical Patronage in Twelfth-Century Benevento
X A Provisional List of the Papal Rectors of Benevento, 1101-1227
XI Monarchy and Monastery in the Mezzogiorno: the Abbey of St. Sophia, Benevento and the Staufen
Pt. III Postscript
XII The Case of the Missing Martyrs: Frederick II's War with the Church 1239-1250
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