Carlo Delcorno

«Quasi quidam cantus»
Studi sulla predicazione medievale

A cura di Giovanni Baffetti, Giorgio Forni, Silvia Serventi, Oriana Visani

2009, cm 17 x 24, xxii-396 pp.

ISBN: 9788822258687

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As Umberto di Romans taught, the sermon should rise like a chant («quasi quidam cantus») and enchant the listener like a minstrel or a merchant would do. Between the 13th and 15th centuries the itinerant preachers emerged as a unique cultural phenomenon, combining the announcement of the gospel, passion for story-telling, folk drama, ethical models, folklore and devotion. This volume presents the results of Carlo Delcorno’s extensive studies on preaching during the communal and humanistic period.