The Age of Abbot Desiderius: Montecassino, the Papacy, and by Herbert Edward John Cowdrey

By Herbert Edward John Cowdrey

This ebook is outfitted round the existence and paintings of Desiderius, abbot of Montecassino from 1058 to 1087. in the course of his lifetime the main old of Benedictine monasteries loved the 'golden age' of its lengthy heritage, and Desiderius himself used to be elected for a quick reign as Pope Victor III. The lifestyles, tradition and assets of Montecassino are studied intimately, either in themselves and relating to of the foremost ecclesiastical and political problems with modern Italy: the reform of the church and the church's relatives with the Normans who have been then colonising a lot of southern Italy.

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By Herbert Edward John Cowdrey

This ebook is outfitted round the existence and paintings of Desiderius, abbot of Montecassino from 1058 to 1087. in the course of his lifetime the main old of Benedictine monasteries loved the 'golden age' of its lengthy heritage, and Desiderius himself used to be elected for a quick reign as Pope Victor III. The lifestyles, tradition and assets of Montecassino are studied intimately, either in themselves and relating to of the foremost ecclesiastical and political problems with modern Italy: the reform of the church and the church's relatives with the Normans who have been then colonising a lot of southern Italy.

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201­8.  544­63.  xxiv, 21­2, 38­43, 46, 63, 151­2. Page xxxvii 85 the region around Rome and especially to the south­east.  Instead, reforming figures were often reacting as best they could to demands that were generated from below in circles of laity, lower clergy, or quite humble monastic figures.  They involved the regulation of family and marriage arrangements.  Legislation for both went together.  Considerazioni sulle tendenze di una storiografia medievistica', Rivista di storia e letteratura religiosa, i (1965), 454­81.

Such in summary are the characteristics of the golden age which will be considered in this chapter under three aspects: the building up of Montecassino's resources and community life; the nature and limitations of its effectiveness as a centre of Christian life; and its relations with outside powers both ecclesiastical and lay.  5.  18.  36).  41­5 and the map at the end; also below, Map 2.  42, 45.  96­102, 107. Page 3 7 Benedicti began to have currency as the designation of the patrimony. 10 Throughout his abbacy, and especially after the Normans were expelled, Richer, like Aligernus before him, was concerned to strengthen and to exploit the terra sancti Benedicti.

5.  1422­3.  341­6.  38­9.  297. Page 11 47 churches, and to the gift by another judge, Torkitori of Cagliari, of a further six churches. 53 The link was to matter greatly in the political developments after Pope Gregory VII's death in 1085. 54 They began before Desiderius became abbot.  37, 69­70, 181­2.  388­9.  1119­20.  195­9.  177­83 for the gift of San Benedetto, Arezzo.  387­8.  237.  231­326 with maps at 245­ 7. Page 12 55 Abbot Richer, Pope Leo IX placed the Roman monastery of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Montecassino's possession.

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