BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

Material memory: rebuilding the basilica of S. Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome

Goodson, Caroline (2007) Material memory: rebuilding the basilica of S. Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome. Early Medieval Europe 15 (1), pp. 2-34. ISSN 0963-9462.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0254.2007.00197.x

Abstract

Examining Pope Paschal I's early ninth-century architectural project of S. Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, brings to light the diversity of functions of tituli in early medieval Rome. Not only was the church a papal basilica and site of the stational liturgy of Rome, but it was also a shrine to the saint Cecilia, a popular Roman martyr. The architectural arrangement makes clear that the papal project incorporated both the papal cult and the popular cult of the saint by manipulating the archaeology of the site and translating corporeal relics to the urban church.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2008 15:59
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/660

Archive Staff Only (login required)

Edit/View Item Edit/View Item