Show Less
Restricted access

The Memory of the Bishop in Medieval Cathedrals

Ceremonies and Visualizations

Edited By Gerardo Boto Varela, Isabel Escandell and Esther Lozano Lopez

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Letrán, el Vaticano y los apóstoles en la Visio Taionis. Notas sobre la construcción de una memoria hispánica de Gregorio Magno (Joel Varela Rodríguez)

Extract

← 24 | 25 →

JOEL VARELA RODRÍGUEZ Universidade de Santiago de Compostela joel.varela@usc.es

Letrán, el Vaticano y los apóstoles en la Visio Taionis. Notas sobre la construcción de una memoria hispánica de Gregorio Magno1

Abstract: This article deals with the literary procedure which the so-called Visio Taionis was shaped with. In this sense, idealistic representation of Roman ecclesiastical contexts of the 7th century, such as the Vatican basilica and the the Lateran cathedral and palace, is explored. In connection with that, we will pay particular attention to symbolical items of Peter and Paul’s figures and the apostolic tumb in the Vatican as well. Relevant conclussions are two: many elements of the Visio Taionis depend on the historical journey of Taio, bishop of Saragossa (c. 600-c. 659), to Rome and the legend transmitted with the Visio Taionis aims to construct a Spanish image of pope Gregory the Great (c. 540–604) in connection with Taio and his journey.

Keywords: Gregory the Great, Taio, visio Taionis, Vatican, Lateran.

La figura del papa Gregorio Magno (c. 540–604) fue, desde una época bastante próxima a su muerte (12 de marzo de 604), objeto de culto y veneración. La relevancia de su pontificado –fue el primer monje en ocupar la dignidad papal y en promover el monasticismo dentro de la sede pontificia2– y la amplia difusión de su obra, en la que se ha ← 25 | 26 → visto...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.