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Studies and Texts (ST 157)
C. Hilken
Memory and Community in Medieval Southern Italy
The History, Chapter Book, and Necrology of Santa Maria del Gualdo Mazzocca

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XII+320 p., 150 x 230 mm, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-88844-157-7
Languages: English, Latin
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This study of Santa Maria del Gualdo Mazzocca, a Benedictine priory, and then abbey, directly dependent upon the papacy, offers a remarkable glimpse into the nature of monastic life in the Middle Ages.
At the centre of this work are an edition and study of the necrology of the monastery of Santa Maria del Gualdo Mazzocca (Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vaticanus latinus 5949, fols. 232r–248v). In active use for three centuries, the necrology is a remarkable mirror of monastic life. The study of the necrology is placed in the contexts of the chapter book that preserves it and the monastery that produced it. Santa Maria del Gualdo was a Benedictine priory, and then abbey, directly dependent upon the papacy. Its history and that of its chapter book are part of the history of the Benedictines and their liturgy in the Beneventan cultural zone in the High Middle Ages.
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : religious orders
Benedictines
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Comparative & cultural studies through literature
Cultural studies (general & theoretical)
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Religious history
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics
Historiography (historical writings in the period)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Italian Peninsula

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