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RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA CHIESA IN ITALIA

Rivista storica nata nel secondo dopo-guerra

A cura della Fondazione Michele Maccarrone

La «Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia», che si avvicina ormai ai settant'anni di vita, fu promossa nel 1947 dall’allora giovane professore della Pontificia Università Lateranense, Michele Maccarrone, con l’appoggio di due insigni maestri, Hubert Jedin e Pio Paschini. Essa si prefiggeva l'obiettivo di inserire nel panorama storiografico italiano ed internazionale un periodico rivolto precipuamente alla ricerca e allo studio della presenza storica della Chiesa in Italia, che rispondesse a criteri di rigore scientifico e che si ponesse in dialogo con la moderna storiografia. Nel tempo la Rivista ha dedicato la sua attenzione alle più varie articolazioni della storia della Chiesa, dai primi secoli all'età contemporanea, adeguando nel tempo i suoi interessi e i suoi orientamenti al progredire degli studi storici. Essa si articola in varie rubriche - articoli, note e documenti, rassegne, recensioni e cronache - che offrono la possibilità agli studiosi di esaminare tematiche particolari, di pubblicare documenti importanti e significativi, di discutere tesi storiografiche e di presentare convegni. Fin dall'inizio la Rivista ha pubblicato una bibliografia sistematica ed aggiornata della ricerca storica riguardante la Chiesa in Italia, distribuita cronologicamente e per regioni. Essa costituisce, nel suo insieme, un materiale bibliografico ingente, che supera le cinquantamila unità. Il periodico pubblica in varie lingue, soprattutto italiano, francese, inglese, ma anche spagnolo e tedesco; è largamente diffuso anche all'estero e applica le norme internazionali della blind peer review.

La Fondazione “Monsignor Michele Maccarrone per la storia della Chiesa in Italia”, riconosciuta come persona giuridica con decreto ministeriale, è proprietaria del periodico e offre alla Rivista un indispensabile supporto giuridico ed economico.

I contributi presentati a «Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia» sono valutati, in forma anonima, da studiosi competenti per la specifica disciplina (‘double-blind peer review’).


ISSN carta: 00356557
ISSN digitale: 1827790X

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SOMMARIO

Paolo Prodi (1932-2016). La vocazione di uno storico
di Gabriella Zarri pagine: 17 Scarica
Il genere dei furta sacra: aspetti letterari e funzioni comunicative del testo agiografico
di Marco Papasidero pagine: 32 Scarica
Abstract
This paper analyzes some tales of the genre named furta sacra, written in Italy during the Middle Ages. After proposing a definition that can describe the specific nature of this genre within the broader framework of the category of translationes, the focus is on the cast of characters. In particular, this essay takes into consideration the writing strategies and the narrative functions linked to the key players of the furtum: the costumer and the thief, the helper and the tomb keeper, the opponent and the antagonist, the saint, the robbed community, and the community of the adventus. The goal of this paper is to reflect on the writing mechanisms of the hagiographer, particularly related to the confirmation of God’s intervention in the translation, the authenticity of the relics, and the presence of the saint in his new ‘home’.
Monastic networks in eleventh-century Italy: the early stages of Peter Damian’s epistolography (1044-1046)
di Cláudia Bovo pagine: 16 Scarica
Abstract
In the light of the challenge to overcome entreched conceptions that offer few explanations for the dynamics of ecclesiastical powers and their mechanisms of organization in the 11th century, this article investigates the network structures formed during the initial years of Peter Damian’s priory. Particularly their role in establishing a legitimate field of action for the Hermitage of the Holy Cross of Fonte Avellana. From this perspective, Peter Damian’s correspondence represents an invaluable corpus to investigate the early stages of a collaborative network, constitued around that anchorite community.
Una rilettura per la cattedrale di Civita Castellana e l’abbaziale di Santa Maria di Falleri al tempo di Innocenzo III
di Maurizio Ficari pagine: 31 Scarica
Abstract
Between the 12th and 13th centuries, the area of Tuscia, north of Rome, was involved in the diplomatic and propaganda efforts of Innocent III to annex it to the Patrimonium sancti Petri. In the same years, a sumptuous porch on the facade concluded the building of the cathedral of Civita Castellana, a relevant town close to the via Flaminia. At first, the church front had been commissioned to a team of Umbrian sculptors, but right after the excommunication imposed to the community of Civita Castellana in 1199, and shortly removed, the project was entrusted to the Roman marmorari Lorenzo and Jacopo, who had been also the authors of the vestibule of the church in the nearby cistercian abbey of Santa Maria in Falleri. The article proposes a reconsideration of the relationship between these two architectures, by comparing historical events and examining the architectural features of both churches.
L’Ordine nello specchio dei suoi santi: il leggendario agostiniano (1329-1331) custodito presso la Biblioteca Laurenziana di Firenze
di Isabella Gagliardi pagine: 18 Scarica
Abstract
The essay focuses on the Laurentian codex Plut. 90.40, where there is the late fifteenth-century copy of a text composed between 1329 and 1331 by the prior of the Augustinian Florentin convent. This text presents two parts: the biographies of the Augustinian saints and the narration of the origins of the Order. It is the more ancient self-proclamation of the Augustinian Order and it reflects the history of the Order itself. The autor of the text offers a very clear interpretation, presenting Augustine as the father of the Order and the Tuscan Augustinian friars as his first and legitimate sons, since they received the Rule from his hands. They are, so, the more ancient and the most prestigious nucleus of the Order. The Florentine text was very successful and it was used by all the historiographers of the Order, and first by Henry of Freimar. Both this use and the prestige of the Tuscan Augustinian convents had the effect of making credible the Tuscan primogeniture of the Augustinians.
L’esposizione del luogo «super hanc petram» nelle Lettioni sopra dogmi (1584) di Francesco Panigarola: un capitolo nella storia dell’esegesi cattolica in età controriformistica
di Samuele Giombi pagine: 13 Scarica
Abstract
On the occasion of Lent 1582, the Franciscan Minor Francesco Panigarola held in Turin a series of «lettioni sopra dogmi» against the doctrines contained in Calvin’s Institutio christianae religionis. This article briefly examines the tripartite content of this work by Panigarola (first edition 1584), and focuses on the sixth lettione of the first part. In particular, the article takes into account the arguments that Panigarola derives from Augustine and from other sources that had already dealt with the exegesis of the famous periscope «super hanc petram» (Mt 16,18) of St. Matthew’s Gospel, but which the Counter-Reformist preacher elaborates with a certain originality along the lines laid down by the first Council of Trent.
«Ma vorressimo sapere, dove si trovano questi missionari già fatti?». La formazione dei Redentoristi
di Marcella Campanelli pagine: 14 Scarica
Abstract
In 1732 the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known as the Redemptorists, was founded; it would have had its strength in the missions in rural areas. In the intentions of s. Alfonso Maria de Liguori, its founder, being good missionaries meant being good preachers, good confessors, good theologians and moralists. The Constitutions of 1764 represented the normative moment par excellence in defining the formation of the Redemptorists: it would take place during the years of the novitiate and the ‘studentate’, during which the novices would develop their religious and cultural preparation. In this paper we analyze the Ratio studiorum of the Redemptorists, the given instruction in the aforementioned institutes, the studied subjects, the adopted texts, with a look at the geographical origin and social extraction of those who entered the Congregation from 1732 to 1869.
Sacerdoti ricoverati nel manicomio di Reggio Emilia tra Ottocento e Novecento
di Francesco Paolella pagine: 21 Scarica
Abstract
The paper analyses some cases of catholic priests, admitted to one of the major Italian psychiatric hospitals, San Lazzaro in Reggio Emilia, since 1870 to 1940 approximately. All them were clergymen, some with parish responsibilities, and they came from different regions of north Italy. Studying their case files, we can see they were often poor, lonely and not infrequently alcoholic. The psychiatrists working in San Lazzaro, searching the origin of their mental diseases, focused on their exaggerated studies, their religious doubts and, sometimes, on the bad relationship with their parishioners.
I cattolici italiani e lo Ständestaat austriaco (1933-1938). Note da un dibattito
di Paolo Valvo pagine: 20 Scarica
Abstract
The main intent of the essay is to shed light on one of the most discussed topics in the cultural debate within Italian Catholicism in the Thirties, i. e. the connection between the Austrian Ständestaat – built by Chancellor Dollfuss and the Christian Social Party – and Catholic Social Teaching, particularly the Pius XI’s encyclical Quadragesimo anno. Based on the confrontation between the most relevant catholic voices of that time, the study shows how Italian Catholicism generally took a clear stance in favour of the Austrian ‘Christian and Corporatist’ State, although some – such as the founder of the Partito Popolare Italiano Luigi Sturzo – focused on the risk of identifying the Church with a political authoritarian project. In order to piece together the catholic debate about the Ständestaat during his whole existence (1933-1938) a particular attention has been paid to the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (Fuci) and the lay organizations of the Catholic Action.

RASSEGNE

RECENSIONI

Recensioni
pagine: 28 Scarica
Abstract
Maria Teresa Brolis, Storie di donne nel Medioevo (Silvia Carraro) p. 559 – Giovanni Araldi, Vita religiosa e dinamiche politico-sociali. Le congregazioni del clero a Benevento (secoli XII-XIV) (Antonio Rigon) p. 562 – Synodicon Hispanum, dirigido por A. García y García (†), vol. XIII: Ager (Abadía), Barcelona, Lérida, Segorbe-Albarracín y Urgell, por F. Cantelar Rodríguez - A. García y García (†) - L. A. García Matamoro - J. Justo Fernández - B. Marquès Sala (Paola Maffei) p. 566 – Fabiana Veronese, L’Inquisizione nel secolo dei Lumi. Il Sant’Uffizio e la Repubblica di Venezia (XVIII sec.) (Marco Rochini) p. 568 – Il conclave del 1823 e l’elezione di Leone XII, a cura di Ilaria Fiumi Sermattei - Roberto Regoli (Maria Antonietta Visceglia) p. 571 – The Reception and Application of the Encyclical Pascendi, ed. Claus Arnold - Giovanni Vian (Paolo Cozzo) p. 577 – Roberto Regoli, Oltre la crisi della Chiesa. Il pontificato di Benedetto XVI (Maria Bocci) p. 582

BIBLIOGRAFIA

Bibliografia
pagine: 109 Scarica
Abstract
Abbreviazioni e sigle p. 587 – Storia generale p. 589 – Storia locale p. 622
Indice dei nomi degli autori e scritti registrati nella bibliografia p. 685