Pope, Church and City

Essays in Honour of Brenda M. Bolton


This illustrated volume is an articulate series of essays by distinguished authors on themes which are central to the work of Brenda Bolton as a scholar and teacher: Innocent III, the city of Rome, the late medieval Church and the urban context of the Italian peninsula in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. The essays combine groundbreaking new analyses with careful reading of the sources to demonstrate the vibrancy of the study of the ecclesiastical and social history of the Mediterranean in the late Middle Ages.

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Frances Andrews, Ph.D. (1994) University of London, is Lecturer in Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews where she teaches late medieval European history. Recent publications include The Early Humiliati (Cambridge, 1999).
Christoph Egger, Dr. phil. (1996) University of Vienna, is Associate Professor at the University of Vienna, and the Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung. He specializes in papal history and intellectual history of the twelfth century. Recent publications include articles on Adrian IV and on early scholastic theology.
Constance M. Rousseau, Ph.D. (1992), University of Toronto, is Professor of History at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA. Recent articles include 'Home Front and Battlefield: the gendering of papal crusading policy (1095-1221)', in Gendering the Crusades (Columbia U.P., 2002).
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List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors

Brenda Bolton, An Appreciation, Barrie Dobson

Bibliography of the writings of Brenda M. Bolton

Introduction, Frances Andrews

Part One: Innocent III
The Growling of the Lion and the Humming of the Fly: Gregory the Great and Innocent III, Christoph Egger
Produced in Sin: Innocent III's Rejection of the Immaculate Conception, Constance M. Rousseau
Pope Innocent III and Usury, John C. Moore
The Interdict and Medieval Theories of Popular Resistance, Peter D. Clarke

Part Two: Pope, Curia And Bishops
Innocent III and the uses of Spiritual Marriage, John Doran
The resignations of Bishop Bernat de Castelló (1195-8) and the problems of la Seu d'Urgell, Damian Smith
Bastard Nepotism: Niccolò di Anagni, a nephew of pope Gregory IX, and camerarius of pope Alexander IV, Pascal Montaubin
Thomas Becket's Italian network, Anne Duggan

Part Three: Rome
The Romana Fraternitas and Urban Processions at Rome in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Susan Twyman
Mirabilia, munitiones fragmenta: Rome's ancient monuments in medieval historiography, Andrea Sommerlechner
The Church and Monastery of S. Pancrazio, Rome, Joan E. Barclay-Lloyd

Part Four: The Church And The World
Letters of Honorius III (1216-1227) concerning the Order of Preachers, Patrick Zutshi
Quiddam minus catholicum sapiebat: consuetudines and rule among the Humiliati of the Milanese House of the Brera, Maria Pia Alberzoni
Guariento’s Crucifix for Maria Bovolini in San Francesco, Bassano: Women and Franciscan Art in Italy during the Later Middle Ages, Louise Bourdua

Part Five: The Italian Cities
Florentine Peacemaking: the Oltrarno, 1287-1297, Katherine L. Jansen
The Misericordia of Bergamo and the Frescoes of the Aula diocesana: a chapter in communal history, James M. Powell
Regular Observance and Communal Life: Siena and the employment of religious, Frances Andrews

All those interested in the history of the papacy, the city of Rome, the medieval church, and the Italian peninsula in the late Middle Ages.