La cristianizzazione nel territorio del Seprio tra tarda antichità e Alto Medioevo. Nuovi dati dalle fonti scritte e dalle testimonianze archeologiche

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Christianization in the Seprio area between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. New data from written sources and archaeological evidence

Mauro Vassena

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Abstract

The study of the diffusion and the statement of Christianity in a rural area can benefit from the results of the parallel analysis of written sources and archaeological evidences. The article starts from the enumeration of the rural churches in the Seprio area mentioned in the written sources preceding 1000 AD; we discuss briefly the contents, the characteristics and the informative potential for the archaeological research of this documentation. Possible archaeological evidences about these churches are the subject of a specific examination in order to improve - where possible - the current knowledge about their chronological, topographical, contextual, religious and social issues; more generally, the aim is to contribute to a better definition of the issues; more generally, the aim is to contribute to a better definition of the issue of the Christianization in the Seprio area in the Early Middle Ages.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Christianization in the Seprio area between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. New data from written sources and archaeological evidence
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)253-297
Number of pages45
JournalSIBRIUM
VolumeXXIX
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Alto Medioevo
  • Archaeological evidences
  • Chiese rurali
  • Early Middle Ages
  • Fonti scritte
  • Rural churches
  • Seprio
  • Testimonianze archeologiche
  • Written sources

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