Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

L’Abat Oliba, el poder i la paraula

Stefano Maria Cingolani


Th is paper attempts to reassess the character and actions of Abbot Oliba, freeing it from many conventional images that are discussed and modifi ed, with the aim of studying his work, both political and literary, and his legacy within the European cultural
currents and the dynamic of power in the Catalan counties of the 11th century. The result is an abbot less disinterestedly pacifi st and less hagiographic, and much more important, because of his deep and lasting infl uence over the political life of his own time and on the structuring of historical memory over of the following centuries.

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