La storia di san Tommaso d’Aquino

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The story of St. Thomas Aquinas

Davide Riserbato

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[Autom. eng. transl.] It would seem - says Inos Biffi - that Thomas Aquinas is as if wrapped and hidden by his works that in a certain way conceal or deviate the traits of his person, with the historical roots from which he arose and with the events that marked him . In reality, the Angelic Doctor has not lacked careful biographers and precise documentation on his life. In particular, the Story of St. Thomas Aquinas stands out (Ystoria sancti Thome de Aquino), the oldest of Thomas's biographies. Drafted between 1318 and 1323 by Guglielmo da Tocco in view of the canonization of Aquinas, it represents, with the Proceedings of the Naples Inquiry, the main source of our information on the life of Angelico. Repeated several times, the History is made up of two parts: the Life, consisting of 70 chapters, and the collection of Miracles, which appears as a sort of diary of the postulator of the cause, in which the narration of 145 miracles is accompanied by an account on the development of the canonization process. To the traditional hagiographic scheme - childhood and death, accompanied by prodigies, which frame the virtues and miracles of adulthood - Tocco adds a further section, aimed at doing justice to the philosophical and theological activity of the future saint
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The story of St. Thomas Aquinas
Original languageItalian
PublisherJaca Book
Number of pages319
ISBN (Print)978-88-16-41320-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBiblioteca di Cultura Medievale


  • Tommaso d'Aquino, agiografia


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