Journal “Sanctorum” (2004-2013)

Sanctorum. 10, 2013
Sanctity and Sacrality
ed. Sofia Boesch Gajano

The relationship between santity and sacrality, which had a traditional role in hagiographic study, has in recent decades been enriched on a number of counts: attention to the places preferred in the search for perfection and then sacralized by the presence of the saints; the construction of a sacred geography; interest in the history of […]

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Sanctorum. 8-9, 2011-2012
Liturgical calendars in the early modern period
ed. Bernard Dompnier

In the two centuries after the Council of Trent, liturgical calendars (which are in a constant state of change) offer a dialectal relationship between the universal and the local. Info: www.viella.it

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Sanctorum. 7, 2010
Homage to Abruzzo
ed. Sofia Boesch Gajano and Guy Philippart

Multidisciplinary contributions on the cult of saints and hagiography related to the city of L’Aquila and to the Abruzzo from Late Antiquity to the present day. Info: www.viella.it

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Sanctorum. 6, 2009
Shaping Sound: the cult of saints and music, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries
ed. Simon S. Ditchfield

A particular resource available to the Church during the early modern period through its re-establishment of the cult of saints following on from the Council of Trent was musical expression, whether in the context of liturgical celebrations or in that of theatrical representations. The monographic section of the journal, then, offers some significant examples of […]

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Sanctorum. 5, 2008
Devotion(s) in modern society
ed. Tommaso Caliò and Roberto Rusconi

The change in the representation of the forms and manifestations of sanctity by mass media which take hold during the twentieth century when the propaganda is used alongside hagiographic writing in its more traditional forms; the former, with its greater persuasive force may also be addressed to audiences identified through class, culture and other forms […]

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Sanctorum. 4, 2007
Apochryphal and hagiographical traditions: sources and studies juxtaposed
ed. Alberto D’Anna

Three motivations underlie this juxtaposition of apocryphal and hagiographic literature: a common object of study, in the main; the numerous analogies between the two topics, particularly in their dynamic construction and re-construction of memory; and shared or similar methodological problems. Info: www.viella.it

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Sanctorum. 3, 2006
“Santo subito”: John Paul II and the reputation of holiness
ed. Sofia Boesch Gajano and Roberto Rusconi

An initial reflection – from diverse points of view – on the recollection and praise of Karol Wojtyla as an implicit recognition of his holiness, with particular emphasis on how the mass media promoted him. Info: www.viella.it

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Sanctorum. 2, 2005
Treasuring relics
ed. Sofia Boesch Gajano

Relics have, now for a number of years, been the subject of a reconsideration which has made clear their many material and symbolic dimensions. The present project aims to have the long tradition of studies on relics interact with new methodologies and interpretations, juxtaposing different disciplinary approaches. The title alludes to a two-fold problem: the […]

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Sanctorum. 1, 2004
Critical edition of hagiographic sources
ed. Francesco Scorza Barcellona

Hagiographic texts from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages often have a fluid and complex transmission which makes the reconstruction of their individual histories and their edition particularly difficult. The texts published here offer a selection of problems and methodologies, from the presentation of singular hagiographic dossiers with the specific examples which they offer, to […]

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