«Universa historiarum nemora». Immagini ed esegesi negli alberi delle generazioni di Gioacchino da Fiore

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] «Universa historiarum nemora». Images and exegesis in the trees of Gioacchino da Fiore's generations

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Abstract

Joachim of Fiore’s figures (figurae) may be related to the category of images modern historiography uses to define «visual exegesis». This article analyzes some characters of this system of representations and offers examples that are contemporary to the Calabrese abbot. The meanings of figurae are explored in light of the specific hermeneutics of Joachim of Fiore’s theology. Particular attention is dedicated to the Liber figurarum by showing its specificity and problems. The investigation focuses on images of trees, especially on those that are called «genealogy trees». Finally, the article compares some texts of Joachim of Fiore and the figures with the aim of locating their interpretation in the framework of the development of his thought.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] «Universa historiarum nemora». Images and exegesis in the trees of Gioacchino da Fiore's generations
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)11-38
Number of pages28
JournalRIVISTA DI STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Gioacchino da Fiore
  • Joachim of Fiore
  • Liber Figurarum
  • diagrammi medievali
  • medieval theology
  • simboli
  • symbols
  • teologia medievale

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