Un viaggio nelle notizie, nei siti, nelle testimonianze dell'Europa medievale. A cura dell'Associazione Culturale Italia Medievale.
A journey in the news, sites, in the testimonies of medieval Europe. Organized by Associazione Culturale Italia Medievale
The Circulation of Artists, Images, Patterns and Ideas from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Coast (6th-15th centuries) by Maria Alessandra Bilotta Introduction by Gerardo Boto Varela Conclusions by Xavier Barral i Altet
pp. 464, € 28,00
Officina di Studi Medievali, 2018
Notions of movement and mobility are central to understanding many
aspects of medieval society. Essentially, movement involves connections
across time, objects, people, and space. The essays in this volume
investigate how the circulation, motion, and mobility of people,
patterns, and ideas influenced artistic creation between the 6th and
15th centuries – from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast.
Scholarship in the volume manifests the international scope of current
research on artistic and cultural circulation and mobility in the
European Middle Ages. In it, readers are presented with a detailed image
illustrating the effects of social and cultural exchange and mobility
on artistic creation. As a whole, the collection aims at developing
critical and constructive interdisciplinary revision of these matters.
New and exciting questions are also raised for future discussion. Works
from scholars specializing in history, history of art, palaeography,
codicology, literature, and the history of ideas are bound in a single
volume. The book brings together twenty-five contributions from: L. U.
Afonso, X. Barral i Altet, C. Barreira, M. A. Bilotta, G. Boto Varela,
E. Condello, L. Correia de Sousa, M. Cursi, G. Donati, J. Dubois, I.
Escandell Proust, P. Almeida Fernandes, D. Espada, M. Fiorilla, P.
Flor, L. Geymonat, J.-M. Guillouët, Ch. Heck, M. V. Herráez Ortega, A.
Lemos, E. Lozano, L. Marcozzi, A. A. Nascimento, C. Pulsoni, A. M.
Rodrigues, J. Rodrigues, C. Ruzzier, M. Signorini, C. Varela Fernandes,
G. Videira Lopes, C. Valdaliso, B. Van den Bossche.
In recent years, the medieval and early modern Waldensians have
enjoyed a renewed scholarly interest giving rise to a number of new
publications. Moreover, 2017 marks the anniversary of Reformation which
resulted in a number of scholarly events. There are, however,
significant gaps in scholarship on the Waldensians, most notably a lack
of critical editions as well as studies around topics such as
intertextuality and the circulation of texts. Such research would allow
scholars in the field to gain a better knowledge of Waldensian text
production and the place of that movement within the medieval and early
modern religious space in Europe.
The Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be hosting a conference on the Waldensians on the 9th to 10th
February 2018 in Trinity College Dublin. The purpose of this conference
will be to advance this discussion of the movement and to foster
international collaboration in Waldensian studies.
pp. 285, € 35,00 (Buy online with the 15% discount)
Late Medieval Papal Legation is a result of long term study
of papal legates in the late medieval period. Even though this crucial
institution of the reform papacy of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth
centuries kept its standards as designed in the classical canon law, it
was transformed according to the current needs of the papacy in later
periods. A substantial change came after the conciliar crisis and before
the radical transformation of the first half of the sixteenth century.
In the second half of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, papal
legates de latere, as cardinals, travelled all around Europe
in support of the recovered papal authority after the conciliar period
and before the outbreak of the German Reformation.
This volume attempts to systematise the changes of this specific
period in the development of the papacy. It is based on extensive
research in the Vatican Archives and Library, other Italian and
especially Central European archives and libraries, and published
sources of the period. The volume focuses on the terminology and theory
of papal legation, on the sources and expression of legatine authority
and on the system in relation to practical matters (ceremonial,
travelling, finance), and political, diplomatic and ecclesiastical tasks
and topics. The study of the legatine office is exceptionally complex
and ranges from high diplomacy and spiritual benefits brought for
distinct provinces, to the personal interests and involvement of
individual cardinals. This book tries to open discussion on research
that has only just started and needs to be developed as an integral part
of our understanding of medieval papal and European history.
Antonín Kalous is an associate professor of Medieval and Renaissance
history at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. His research
focuses mostly on ecclesiastical, cultural and political history of
late-medieval Central Europe and on papacy of the same period. With
Viella, he published The Transformation of Confessional Cultures in a Central European City: Olomouc, 1400-1750
(ed. by, 2015).
BnF, Éditions de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2017
Cet ouvrage est la réédition à l’identique d’un manuscrit médiéval représentant les membres de l’ordre de chevalerie de la Toison d’or, peint à la gouache sur papier au milieu de XVe siècle et précieusement conservé à la Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal au titre de trésor national depuis le XVIIIe siècle.
L’expressivité des figures équestres, la fougue des cavaliers, l’audace des cimiers, la somptuosité des couleurs, la beauté flamboyante de l’ensemble… tout
invitait à ouvrir la réflexion à un univers artistique. Aussi ce fac-similé est-il enrichi du double regard que portent sur cette pièce exceptionnelle Michel Pastoureau, historien de l’art, spécialiste, entre autres, des emblèmes et auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur la couleur, et Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, prestigieux créateur de mode de notre
époque, passionné par l’art héraldique.