The contribution examines texts of various literary genres (not only attributable to the ecclesiastical historiography in the strict sense) and of different geographical location (proconsular Africa, Italy, Gaul, Iberia, island regions), which, in the transition period between the late Christian antiquity and the early Middle Ages (but not later than 735, the year of death of the Venerable Bede, a term which is usually considered the conclusion of the patristic era), carry in some way a representation of the image and the role played by the Emperor Constantine the Great in history in general and in the history of the Church in particular. It focuses almost exclusively on texts of Western origin, without neglecting the influence of the Greek texts translated into Latin (e. g., the Historia Ecclesiastica Tripartita). Beyond their specific value as historical sources, the texts considered contribute in their own way to catch a glimpse of the most recurrent image of Constantine, that will continue to circulate during the long centuries of the medieval Europe.

DI MARCO, M. (2014). La figura di Costantino in Occidente fra tardo antico e alto Medioevo (s. IV ex. - VIII in.). GREGORIANUM, 95(2), 365-391.

La figura di Costantino in Occidente fra tardo antico e alto Medioevo (s. IV ex. - VIII in.)

DI MARCO, MICHELE
2014-01-01

Abstract

The contribution examines texts of various literary genres (not only attributable to the ecclesiastical historiography in the strict sense) and of different geographical location (proconsular Africa, Italy, Gaul, Iberia, island regions), which, in the transition period between the late Christian antiquity and the early Middle Ages (but not later than 735, the year of death of the Venerable Bede, a term which is usually considered the conclusion of the patristic era), carry in some way a representation of the image and the role played by the Emperor Constantine the Great in history in general and in the history of the Church in particular. It focuses almost exclusively on texts of Western origin, without neglecting the influence of the Greek texts translated into Latin (e. g., the Historia Ecclesiastica Tripartita). Beyond their specific value as historical sources, the texts considered contribute in their own way to catch a glimpse of the most recurrent image of Constantine, that will continue to circulate during the long centuries of the medieval Europe.
DI MARCO, M. (2014). La figura di Costantino in Occidente fra tardo antico e alto Medioevo (s. IV ex. - VIII in.). GREGORIANUM, 95(2), 365-391.
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