Hallenbeck, Jan T.
About the author: Dr. Jan Hallenbeck received his PhD from New York University. He is currently Professor of History at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the author of Pavia and Rome. A History of the Relationship Between the Lombard Monarchy and Papacy During the Eighth Century (1982) and many scholarly articles, papers and reviews.2000 0-7734-7827-2
To date there has been no comprehensive modern study of this important event; this work examines the transferal’s historical contexts and assesses the tradition’s historical authenticity. The volume also examines photographic reproductions of scenes from two major art works which depict the transferal – the 14th century marble sculpture of the Arca di Sant’Agostino in S. Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, and paintings from an anonymous late 15th century South German Vita Sancti Augustini. The study presents a possible route from Sardinia to Pavia, and examines the events of the journey of the relics, as well as political implications of events occurring soon thereafter.