«Volo procedere mansuetudine potius quam rigore». Onorio III: un’introduzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "I want to proceed mildness rather than strictly". Onorio 3: un'introduzione

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Abstract

After identifying the useful Historiography for the reconstruction of the pontificate of Honorius III, the reasons behind the substantial historiographic misfortune of this pope are considered. To obscure the fame of Honorius III was, first of all, his unfamiliarity to the circles related to the schools of theology of Paris. Secondly, his pontificate was compared with that of his great predecessor: Innocent III. Honorius III can reasonably be considered among the most important popes of the 13th century, if only one considers that he owes himself to the great turning point in religious life, marked by the approval of the Mendicant Orders. He also committed himself to realize the constitutions of the Fourth Lateran Council, among these the Crusade was at the first place. He was also able in avoiding the rupture with Frederick II. It was his successor, Gregory IX, to proceed in an attempt to obscure the memory of his predecessor, in order to exalt the deeds of his relative and predecessor in the Papacy, innocent III
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "I want to proceed mildness rather than strictly". Onorio 3: un'introduzione
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationNuovi studi su Onorio IIII
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Historiography on the papacy (13th Century)
  • Honorius III
  • Onorio III
  • storiografia sul papato secolo XIII

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