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Writing, textuality, politics in the Lucca of Bishops Berengar and Ambrose (837-852)

  • Paolo Tomei

The article consists of two intertwined sections. In the first, I intend to reconstruct the processes of political and social transformation that took place in Lucca under the actions of Bishops Berengar (837-843) and Ambrose (843-852): foreigners appointed in succession by the Court. In order to do this, I will take the viewpoint offered by the numerous private charters preserved in the Archivio Storico Diocesano of Lucca. Secondly, I will present the first results of a study on the manuscripts of the same period preserved there – an heritage not yet fully explored and appreciated. I will focus in particular on the most-recently entered text in ms 490: the so-called Dicta Gelasii papae. It was written in a Carolingian hand that Armando Petrucci has compared to that of Bishop Berengar. The text constitutes an exceptional insight into the turmoil that animated the sacred palace after the «penitential reform» of 813, and which spread throughout the Empire within a general movement of correctio.

  • Keywords:
  • Middle Ages,
  • 9th century,
  • Italy,
  • Lucca,
  • Carolingians,
  • Gelasius I,
  • Lothair I,
  • correctio,
  • penitential reform,
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Paolo Tomei

University of Pisa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3358-8336

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  • Publication Year: 2022
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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Writing, textuality, politics in the Lucca of Bishops Berengar and Ambrose (837-852)

Authors

Paolo Tomei

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-623-0.09

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2022

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© 2022 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Bibliographic Information

Book Title

Networks of bishops, networks of texts

Book Subtitle

Manuscripts, legal cultures, tools of government in Carolingian Italy at the time of Lothar I

Editors

Gianmarco De Angelis, Francesco Veronese

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

232

Publication Year

2022

Copyright Information

© 2022 Author(s)

Content License

CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-623-0

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978-88-5518-622-3

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978-88-5518-623-0

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978-88-5518-625-4

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Reti Medievali E-Book

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2704-6362

Series E-ISSN

2704-6079

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