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Roma, l’Oriente e il mito della Traditio Legis

Title in English Rome, the East and the myth of the Traditio Legis


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Opuscula historiae artium
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Keywords Traditio Legis; Rome; Milan; Cromi; Roman identity
Description Historigraphy has constructed and then deconstructed the myth of a Petrine iconography, the so-called Traditio legis. With this work we intend to revisit this topic from a more complex point of view. We aim to reflect on the very notion of Traditio legis, expanding the scope of inquiry geographically: beyond the circles of Rome, the traditional focus of study, our analysis takes account of outside realities, such as the apsidal mosaic in the church of Cromi, in Georgia, datable to the seventh century. We also studied the perception that images defined as Traditio legis had in the course of the Middle Ages. Particular attention, finally, is dedicated to the situation in Rome during the first centuries after the year 1000.
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