Ugo Speroni e i suoi epigoni: tra eresia e critica all'istituzione chiesa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Ugo Speroni and his followers: between heresy and criticism of the church institution

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Abstract

The complex events that led to the institution of the diocese of Alessandria (Piedmont) lasted for several decades, marked by interventions by the Apostolic See (Alexander III and Innocent III) and the Archbishop of Milan, to whose ecclesiastical province both the dioceses of Acqui and Alessandria belonged. In 1205, when, thanks to a new papal intervention, the union of the Churches of Acqui and Alessandria under a single bishop seemed to be close (in this way Alessandria would become the episcopal see), strong resistance emerged from the ecclesiastics and the consular class of the town of Acqui. They expressed positions at the limit of orthodoxy, evidently matured in the environment of the law schools of the Bolognese area, from which probably came the most strenuous defender of the rights of the Commune and the Church of Acqui, magister Enrico. In the middle of the 12th century, in fact, both Ugo Speroni and magister Vacarius, the man who unveiled his heresy, had studied in Bologna, and in Bologna studied numerous exponents of the consular class of the Po Valley Communes, largely made up of legal experts and judges.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Ugo Speroni and his followers: between heresy and criticism of the church institution
Original languageItalian
Title of host publication"Sapiens, ut loquatur, multa Prius considerat". Studi di storia medievale offerti a Lorenzo Paolini
EditorsParmeggiani R. Bruschi C.
Pages3-25
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Alessandria
  • Heresy in the 12 century
  • Innocent III
  • Innocenzo III
  • Ugo Speroni
  • Ugo Tornielli
  • bishop of Acqui
  • eresia secolo XII
  • vescovo Acqui

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