The Resource A new world in a small place : church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378, Robert Brentano ; with an appendix on the frescoes in the choir of San Francesco, by Julian Gardner

A new world in a small place : church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378, Robert Brentano ; with an appendix on the frescoes in the choir of San Francesco, by Julian Gardner

Label
A new world in a small place : church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378
Title
A new world in a small place
Title remainder
church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378
Statement of responsibility
Robert Brentano ; with an appendix on the frescoes in the choir of San Francesco, by Julian Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert Brentano has unearthed a cache of previously ignored documents that sheds light on the precise character of the church, religion, and society, and how they changed over a period of two centuries in a small diocese in medieval Italy." "The focal point of the book is the diocese of Rieti in central Italy during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Here, in the 1960s, Brentano began his task of combing the essentially unused thirteenth-century archives - wills, litigation records, fiscal accounts - stored in a tower above the sacristy of the cathedral. What he discovered there provided new insight into the role of religion and the church in people's daily lives and a new morphology of "diocese."" "Emphasizing the importance of contingence, Brentano's approach to interpreting local history is unusual and stimulating. His method of presenting the many varieties of physical evidence allows the multiple perspectives of cleric, lay person, resident, and researcher to emerge. The documents speak for themselves, and the reader is made physically aware of the place and time and is able to hear the voices of the people of that place and time. Rather than a general revisionist thesis, this is an exercise aimed at learning a new way of looking at history though physical evidence, to see how a variety of things fit together and illuminate one another." "Brentano treats religion and society not as separate entities, or even as intricately interlocked, but as fully absorbed in each other. In this time and in this place, he shows, the spiritual and the corporal, the secular and the ecclesiastical, were united at various levels."
  • "The final episode in Brentano's informal trilogy on religion and society in medieval Europe, A New World in a Small Place is characteristic of his work - imaginative, thorough, and especially telling in what it reveals about the process of historical inquiry. It has much to offer to historians, both general and specialized, to anyone interested in experiments in historical writing and the problems of writing local history, and to scholars and students concerned with the connection between literature and history."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brentano, Robert
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1547.R46
LC item number
B74 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Eglise catholique
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • Rieti (bisdom)
  • Rieti Region (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Diözese Rieti
  • Rieti (Italie ; région)
  • Rieti (Diözese)
Label
A new world in a small place : church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378, Robert Brentano ; with an appendix on the frescoes in the choir of San Francesco, by Julian Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Centennial book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780520080768
Lccn
92035862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928630
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928630
Label
A new world in a small place : church and religion in the Diocese of Rieti, 1188-1378, Robert Brentano ; with an appendix on the frescoes in the choir of San Francesco, by Julian Gardner
Publication
Note
"A Centennial book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780520080768
Lccn
92035862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26928630
  • (OCoLC)ocm26928630

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