By Frances Andrews

This e-book is the 1st significant learn in English of a gaggle of past due twelfth-century non secular fanatics, the early Humiliati, who have been condemned by way of the Church as heretics in 1184 but--in a outstanding transition--were reconciled seventeen years later and went directly to determine a hugely winning spiritual order in northern Italy. utilizing quite a lot of resources, the character of the early stream and its strategies of institutional improvement are reconstructed. The e-book additionally incorporates a Bullarium Humiliatorum, a listing of papal and episcopal letters and privileges.

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The most notable of these were the works of Pietro Maria Campi (1569±1649) and Primo Luigi Tatti (1616±87). 51 He included documentation on many matters, which makes his volumes still essential reading, as much has since been lost. 52 Tatti, who became superior of the Gallio College in Como run by 48 49 50 51 52 Ambrosiana C 74 inf. edited in 1677 by the Ambrosiana prefect Pietro Paolo Bosca. Ambrosiana S 89 sup. The outline, fos. 67r±74v, is followed by a draft of the general preface, fos. 75r±77v.

149. 68 Two near contemporaries made extensive use of Sormani's work. One of these was Gian Battista Biancolini, who wrote a seven-volume history of the churches of Verona, in the tradition of the work of Campi and Tatti of the previous century. 72 Girolamo Tiraboschi As this survey has shown, Tiraboschi was by no means working in a vacuum. 74 Like many of his predecessors he also had personal reasons for his interest in the order, since he was living and working on the site of one of their houses.

Scott Davison, Forerunners of Saint Francis and Other Studies, p. 168. , p. 197. , p. 182. Above, p. 7; on Volpe, whose career spanned eight decades, see O. Capitani, `Gioacchino Volpe, storico del medioevo', Medioevo passato prossimo. Appunti storiogra®ci. Tra due guerre e molte crisi (Bologna, 1979), pp. 191±209; ®rst published in Studi romagnoli, 22 (1971), 319±34. Volpe, Movimenti religiosi, p. 55. 134 Whether explicitly or not, however, Grundmann's emphasis on the importance of religious motivation has frequently informed the approach of historians writing both on the Humiliati in particular and more generally on heretical movements, where there has been a strong tendency to emphasise the role of religious impulses.

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