Transferal of the Relics of St. Augustine of Hippo from Sardinia to Pavia in the Early Middle Ages.

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Introduction
Part I: The Translation Tradition
1. Foundation of the Tradition
2. The Revised Tradition
3. Further Revision of the Tradition
Part II: Historical Contexts
4. The Lombard Regnum
5. Religious Contexts
6. Pavese Contexts
Part III: the Historical Translation
7. Chronological Uncertainty
8. Interpreting the Translation
9. Modern Scholarship
Part IV: Conclusions of the Work
10. After the Translation: Change and Crisis
Appendix; Bibliography; Index

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