A vision of Sicily medieval from Catania. Introductory notations

Author/s Henri Bresc
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/2 Language Italian
Pages 30 P. 12-41 File size 262 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASSO2020-002002
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The set of analyzed and published in this catalogue allows to describe some poorly studied but peculiar elements of eastern Sicily, land of rural villages, large estates, vineyards; it helps to analyze its topography, territory organization, varied landscape, and to delineate the social formation, base of its originality and dynamism: a society animated by country knights and "borgesi" rich entrepreneurs. The documents finally help to understand the role of spiritual service played by the clergy and in particular by the double this role clearly appears in the testaments of many exponents of different social classes, within a devotional framework based on the hope of eternal life and faith in the saints communion. monastery of St. Nicholas the Arena and St. Mary of Licodia:

Keywords: eastern Sicily, documents, monastery of St. Nicholas the Arena and St. Mary of Licodia, lay people, clerics, religiosity

Henri Bresc, Uno sguardo da Catania sulla Sicilia medievale. Note introduttive in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 2/2020, pp 12-41, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2020-002002