IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 310: Beyond the Legenda aurea: Jacopo da Varagine as Preacher, Historian, and Archbishop

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Hagiography Society
Organiser:Carrie Beneš, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida
Moderator/Chair:Paola Guglielmotti, Dipartimento di Antichità, Filosofia e Storia, Università degli studi di Genova
Paper 310-aExempla for Sunday Preaching: An Edition of Jacopo da Varagine's Sermones de tempore
(Language: English)
Laura Mastrantuono, CIHAM - Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (UMR 5648), Université Lyon 2
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 310-bThe Chronica civitatis Ianuensis: Rethinking Jacopo da Varagine's Genoa
(Language: English)
Denise Bezzina, Centro interuniversitario di ricerca di storia del notariato (NOTARIORUM ITINERA), Università degli Studi di Genova
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Local History
Paper 310-cBetween Hagiography and Local History: Jacopo da Varagine's Genoese Relic Treatises
(Language: English)
Carrie Beneš, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Local History
Abstract

While Jacopo da Varagine is most famous as compiler of the monumental Legenda aurea, or ‘Golden Legend’, scholarly focus on it sometimes eclipses Jacopo’s broader contributions to late 13th-century life as a highly respected preacher, Dominican scholar, and archbishop of Genoa (1292-1298). Seeking to form a more holistic view of Jacopo as a scholar and administrator, the papers in this session will therefore focus on three of his works that are not the Legenda aurea – his prolific sermon output, his chronicle or history of Genoa, and his treatises on the history of local Genoese relics.