This volume focuses on two key centres of the South Italian church in the central Middle Ages. The first section concentrates on the golden age of the abbey of Montecassino, during the 11th and 12th centuries, when it was at the height of its influence and three of its monks became popes. The studies seek to place the abbey in its context, examining its relations with the papacy, Byzantium, and the local nobility. The second part deals with Benevento and the abbey of St Sophia, and looks at its development and administration, as well as the tensions that arose from its position as a papal enclave within the Kingdom of Sicily.
Montecassino and Benevento in the Middle Ages
Taylor & Francis Group
Essays in South Italian Church History
Variorum Collected Studies Series
Mind, Body & Spirit