Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 13 • 2021




ISSN 2412-3196
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ISBN 978-3-7001-8982-4
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doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no13_2021

 
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medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.


Editorial
Walter Pohl and Ingrid Hartl

Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean:
Changing Perspectives from Late Antiquity to the Long-Twelfth Century, I

Guest Editors: Christopher Heath, Clemens Gantner and Edoardo Manarini

Introduction: Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean:
Changing Perspectives from Late Antiquity to the Long-Twelfth Century
Christopher Heath, Clemens Gantner and Edoardo Manarini

Aspects of Movement and Mobility in Lombard Law: Fugitives, Runaway Slaves and StrangersAspects of Movement and Mobility in Lombard Law: Fugitives, Runaway Slaves and Strangers
Christopher Heath

Ad utriusque imperii unitatem? Anastasius Bibliothecarius as a Broker between Two Cultures and Three Courts in the Ninth Century
Clemens Gantner

Holiness on the Move: Relic Translations and the Affirmation of Authority on the Italian Edge of the Carolingian World
Francesco Veronese and Giulia Zornetta

The Translation of St Sylvester’s Relics from Rome to Nonantola: Itineraries of corpora sacra at the Crossroads between Devotion and Identity in Eighth-Tenth-Century Italy
Edoardo Manarini

Ideologies of Translation, III

Multilingual Sermons, II
Guest Editor: Jan Odstrčilík

Bilingualism in the Cambrai Homily
Gwendolyne Knight

Between Innovation and Tradition: Code-Switching in the Transmission of the Commentary to the Félire Óengusso
Nike Stam

Jacobus de Saraponte’s Aurissa: Evidence for Multilingual Preaching
Jan Odstrčilík

Language Mixing as a Persuasive Strategy in Oxford, MS Bodley 649
Helena Halmari

Individual Articles

The World Map of the Corpus Pelagianum (BNE, 1513, fol. 1v) and its Strategies of Identification
Patrick S. Marschner

The Pleasures of Virtue and the Virtues of Pleasure: The Classicizing Garden in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century China and Byzantium
Curie Virág and Foteini Spingou

Sectarian Rivalry in Ninth-Century Cambodia: A Posthumous Inscription Narrating the Religious Tergiversations of Jayavarman III (K. 1457)
Dominic Goodall and Chhunteng Hun

Project Report

The European Qur’ān: The Place of the Muslim Holy Book in European Cultural History
John Tolan

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Walter POHL – Andre GINGRICH (Eds.)


medieval worlds • no. 13 • 2021




ISSN 2412-3196
Online Edition

ISBN 978-3-7001-8982-4
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no13_2021

 
Open access
Indexed by:  ERIH-PLUS, Crossref, DOAJ, EZB


Edoardo Manarini
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doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no13_2021s76

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doi:10.1553/medievalworlds_no13_2021s76
Abstract:
Pope Sylvester I (314-335) became an important figure in the political history of early medieval Italy. His legendary relationship with Constantine I (306-337), the first Christian emperor, played a significant role in establishing his ideological prominence. Declared a saint of the early Roman Church, Sylvester’s relics did not gain much attention until the middle of the eighth century, when they became a source of competition. On the one hand, Roman popes venerated his body in the monastery of St Stephen and St Sylvester, founded by Pope Paul I around 760 inside the Eternal City; on the other hand, the Lombard king Aistulf and his brother-in-law, Abbot Anselm, claimed to have brought Sylvester’s relics north, in order to have them buried in Anselm’s newly founded monastery of Nonantola in the Po Valley. Scholars would appear to have overlooked this major issue when investigating the relationship between Lombard elite society and Roman popes in the eighth century. This article will therefore consider the dates, forms, and narratives of the translatio of St Sylvester in order to evaluate Nonantola’s political and ideological involvement in this »holy« movement. The main argument is that through the »journey« of Sylvester’s relics within the Lombard kingdom, King Aistulf was able to increase his prestige and political influence. For its part, Nonantola rewrote the history of its origins by centring it on the relics of the Constantinian pontiff and those of Pope Hadrian I, in order to claim political and spiritual primacy throughout the medieval period.

Keywords:  Carloman and St Sylvestre on Mount Soratte; translations of relics; St Sylvester of Nonantola; hagiography; Pope Sylvester I; Lombard kingdom; St Sylvester in Capite; Pope Paul I
Published Online:  2021/06/30 06:36:44
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medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.


Editorial
Walter Pohl and Ingrid Hartl

Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean:
Changing Perspectives from Late Antiquity to the Long-Twelfth Century, I

Guest Editors: Christopher Heath, Clemens Gantner and Edoardo Manarini

Introduction: Movement and Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean:
Changing Perspectives from Late Antiquity to the Long-Twelfth Century
Christopher Heath, Clemens Gantner and Edoardo Manarini

Aspects of Movement and Mobility in Lombard Law: Fugitives, Runaway Slaves and StrangersAspects of Movement and Mobility in Lombard Law: Fugitives, Runaway Slaves and Strangers
Christopher Heath

Ad utriusque imperii unitatem? Anastasius Bibliothecarius as a Broker between Two Cultures and Three Courts in the Ninth Century
Clemens Gantner

Holiness on the Move: Relic Translations and the Affirmation of Authority on the Italian Edge of the Carolingian World
Francesco Veronese and Giulia Zornetta

The Translation of St Sylvester’s Relics from Rome to Nonantola: Itineraries of corpora sacra at the Crossroads between Devotion and Identity in Eighth-Tenth-Century Italy
Edoardo Manarini

Ideologies of Translation, III

Multilingual Sermons, II
Guest Editor: Jan Odstrčilík

Bilingualism in the Cambrai Homily
Gwendolyne Knight

Between Innovation and Tradition: Code-Switching in the Transmission of the Commentary to the Félire Óengusso
Nike Stam

Jacobus de Saraponte’s Aurissa: Evidence for Multilingual Preaching
Jan Odstrčilík

Language Mixing as a Persuasive Strategy in Oxford, MS Bodley 649
Helena Halmari

Individual Articles

The World Map of the Corpus Pelagianum (BNE, 1513, fol. 1v) and its Strategies of Identification
Patrick S. Marschner

The Pleasures of Virtue and the Virtues of Pleasure: The Classicizing Garden in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century China and Byzantium
Curie Virág and Foteini Spingou

Sectarian Rivalry in Ninth-Century Cambodia: A Posthumous Inscription Narrating the Religious Tergiversations of Jayavarman III (K. 1457)
Dominic Goodall and Chhunteng Hun

Project Report

The European Qur’ān: The Place of the Muslim Holy Book in European Cultural History
John Tolan



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Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at