Vie chrétienne et culture dans l’Espagne du VIIe au Xe siècles: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Vie chrétienne et culture dans l’Espagne du VIIe au Xe siècles

1st Edition

By Manuel C. Díaz


304 pages

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pub: 1992-09-24
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In the 7th century the political and economic situation of Visigothic Spain seemed to grow ever worse, yet it was at this time that there was established a Christian culture that lasted up to the 11th century. This culture forms the subject of the present volume and was the product, the author holds, of the survival of classical learning, on the one hand, and, on the other, the needs of a sustained programme of evangelisation led by both bishops and monks. Of the articles here, one set focuses on monastic life and the influence on this of Isidore of Seville; a second group examines the liturgical texts of the period, one of the key means of propagating the Christian faith amongst an often illiterate population. The questions of language and literacy, finally, form the subject of two specific studies on the availability of books in post-Visigothic Spain, and on a set of early medieval Latin texts scratched on slate. La situation politique de l’Espagne visigothe au 7e siècle semblait aller de mal en pire. C’est cependant à cette époque que s’établissait une culture chrétienne qui allait durer jusqu’au 11e siècle. Cette culture forme le sujet du présent volume et, selon l’auteur, était le resultat du maintient du savoir antique d’une part, et d’autre, du besoin éprouvé d’un programme d’évangélisation soutenu et mené par les evêques, ainsi que par les moines. Parmi les articles, une série se concentre sur la vie monastique et l’influence d’Isidore de Séville sur celle-ci; un deuxième groupe procède à l’examen des textes liturgiques de la période, qui représentaient des moyens de propagation de la foi chrétienne au sein d’une population souvent illettrée. Pour finir, la question de la langue et de l’alphabétisation est abordée au travers de deux études spécifiques: l’une sur la disponibilité des livres dans l’Espagne post-visigothique et l’autre sur une série de textes latins du Haut Moyen Age gratté

Table of Contents

Contents: Préface; The Christian origins of the Peninsula as seen in some 7th-century texts; El latín de la liturgia hispánica; Literary aspects of the Visigothic liturgy; Passionnaires, légendiers, et compilations hagiographiques dans le Haut Moyen Age espagnol; Notes for a chronology of the Pasionario Hispanico; La fecha de implantación del Oracional festivo visigótico; Eremitical life in Visigothic Spain; La vie monastique d’après les écrivains wisigothiques (VIIe siècle); Aspectos de la tradición de la ’Regula Isidori’; The Lerins manuscript of the Isidorian Rule: an addition and a partial retraction; Les arts libéraux d’après les écrivains espagnols et insulaires aux VIIe et VIIIe siècles; La circulation des manuscripts dans la Péninsule Iberique du VIIe au XIe siecles; Un document privé de l’Espagne wisigothique sur ardoise; Index.

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