Until the Middle Ages the Benedictine abbey of Nardò was a Latin real bridge-head in the Salento’s Greek territories. Through the sources, especially the XVth century pastoral visits and the surviving Evangeliaries written in Greek, it is possible to analyse the history of this land which kept itself so close to Constantinople for its culture and religion, in spite of the efforts of the Latin Church. Its history is a proof of the slow recovery of the Roman rule over the more southern lands of the Kingdom in the South of Italy. This evolution was supported by several growing powers, as the Norman Conquest and the Benedictine Order’s success (XIth century).
On the night of the 13th of February 1308, exactly four months after the general arrest of the Knights Templars in France on the order of King Philip IV the Fair, Giacomo da Montecucco, the master of the Templar province of northern Italy and a cubicularius of Pope Clement V, escaped from the papal Curia. A direct source provides us with a detailed account of Clement’s special frustration and great wrath after Giacomo’s flight. The master of Lombardy’s defection, it is suggested here, could hardly have come at a worse time, because it thwarted the strategy recently adopted by the pope in what had become a trial of strength with the king of France. This paper examines the meaning of this episode in the light of a general interpretation of the Templar affair.
The ms. Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 12592 is quite known in literature; nevertheless, its origin, transmission and authorship are demonstrated in this paper for the first time. The ms. is made up of passages of some ‘libri di famiglia’ of Giangirolamo Monferrato, who was alumnus and secretary of the famous Ferrarese humanist Celio Calcagnini († 1541). The paper focuses on a particular event recorded by Monferrato in his libro de’ raccordi between December 24th 1558 and March 20th 1559, when he had to purge his library of 62 books as a result of the publication at Rome, in January 1559, of the Index librorum prohibitorum by pope Paul IV.
The essay deals with the last wills of Pius IX, a topic already examined by the historians of the Pope from Senigallia, now reexamined on the base of the discovering of the originals of the testaments, drawn up in 1841-1845 and 1863-1877 and so far only partially known. Texts are published with critical notes, according to the archival sources available thus far, enriched with the analysis of the context where papers and their codicils were written.
The article aims to shed light on the biography of Carlo Maria Martini, and namely on the years of his childhood and youth (1936-1944), that he spent in Turin as student at the Istituto Sociale, the famous school run by the Jesuits. Here the future cardinal of Milan (1979-2002) discovered his own priestly vocation and decided to join the Society of Jesus. For this purpose, the author analyses various interviews given by Martini as well as some unpublished sources coming from the Archives of the Istituto Sociale and the Archives of the Istituto Aloysianum of Gallarate.
This contribution examines the genesis and the diffusion of an interpolated letter, the Ep. IX, 148, ascribed to Pope Gregory the Great. The forgery was realized in the environment of the papal Curia during the council that took place in Rom in 769. The letter had two different purposes: proving, by appealing to the authority of Gregory, the legitimacy of the images’ veneration and the possibility to reintegrate in the primitive honor the priests guilty of some crime. In the following decades, the transmission of the manuscript of the forgery mainly occurs across the Alps, while the text of the letter – destined to converge into the corpus of the Pseudo-Isidorian decretals – is included both into the Penitentials of Hraban and in the controversy between the archbishop Hincmar of Reims and his nephew, the bishop of Laon.
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