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Hagiographie und Recht. Narrativierung von Recht und Verrechtlichung des Narrativs in der Vita des Gregor von Agrigent

Authors
  • Winterhager, Philipp1
  • 1 Humboldt-Universität, Unter den Linden 6 , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Das Mittelalter
Publisher
De Gruyter Akademie Forschung
Publication Date
Jun 03, 2020
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
12–29
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/mial-2020-0003
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This article examines three episodes from the Life of Gregory of Agrigento, drafted in Greek in the 9th century, in which juridical material and procedure inform the hagiographical narrative, and vice versa. It argues that both spheres depend on, and contribute to, a common ‘nomos’, an idea of the righteous, lawful and cooperative coexistence of imperial and papal power in the church of Sicily. While this coexistence is anachronistic in the hagiographer’s own times, he constructs it through the narrativization of law and the juridification of narrative.

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