Tag: hagiography

La Terra Santa dei pellegrini nel XIII secolo

La Terra Santa dei pellegrini nel XIII secolo. A re-reading of sources around interfaith and interdenominational dynamics of Renata Salvarani The definition of identity in the clash and dialectic relationship with otherness is an issue that is in the southern Mediterranean,it…

Festival del Medioevo

La prima edizione del Festival del Medioevo si terrà a Gubbio dal 30 September to 4 October 2015. Non una rievocazione e nemmeno una delle tante feste medievali. Ma una manifestazione per tanti versi unica nel suo genere: cinque giorni…

Robert of Molesme and the foundation of Cîteaux

Robert of Molesme and the foundation of the Cistercian Maria Gemma Tomaino Editions Nerbini, 2014. ISBN: 978-88-6434-082-1 368 pp., € 29,00 The book can be purchased for members of the Medieval Italian 20% discount thanks to the agreement with…

Ursula

Francesca Santucci. In the Middle Ages, to capture the attention of the faithful, essential tool was preaching; entrusted mainly to the technique oratory (very effective because the Dominicans greatly persuasive), availed itself of the use of manuals of ars praedicandi and models of sermones,…

Léon Luc Corleone

Mary Stelladoro. TRATTO DAL DICTIONARY OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY ECCLESIASTIQUE, HANDOUT 182, COL.663-665. 87. LUC DE LEON CORLEONE (St.), Basilian monk in southern Italy (ixe s.). Figure almost inconnue du monachisme sicilien Italian-grec here, during the ninth and tenth century.,…

Christian worship and worship “pagan” Santa Febronia of Nisibis

Mary Stelladoro. Regarding the resemanticization Christian pagan cults, recurrence of Febronia can be viewed as a continuum of Lupercalia, cathartic celebrations in ancient pagan Rome, as evidenced by the fact that once the saint was celebrated in February.…

St. Methodius

Mary Stelladoro. Encyclopedia Treccani. Methodius, Saint Biographical Dictionary of Italian – Volume 74 (2010) Methodius, holy. - He was born in 789-790 a noble and rich family in Syracuse, where he received a thorough cultural education. In 810 he went to Constantinople to continue…

Agata, virgin and martyr: between history, devotion and worship

Mary Stelladoro. Introduction Along with the patron Euplius / Euplio(2), Agata in Catania bestowed the gift of the glory of his bloody martyrdom and the effusion of his innocent blood in defense of Christianity, of virginity and faith. Agata, is, indeed, celebrated for…