Between Italy and Portugal: The importance of mobility and circulation in the reformist dimension of Gomes Eanes (1419-1439)

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Abstract

The present text intends to reflect critically on the action of a Portuguese monk whose reforming program took such a wide scale, that allowed to establish a genuine dialogue between Italy and Portugal – that is, between the Crown and the papacy, between the religious and the secular – in the Quattrocento. An action that ultimately contributed significantly to integrating Portugal into the more general framework of the reform movements that had been going through Christianity since the second half of the 15th century. The idea to be analyze is, therefore, that the contribution of Gomes Eanes – the famous Abbot of Florence – to the Reform of the Church in the Quattrocento was effectively marked by a transnational dimension, then sustained by a necessary network of solidarities and influence. The basis for our study was the carteggio (correspondence) of Gomes Eanes, a vast and rich letter collection that spans two voluminous codices: the Badia 4 (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Conventi Soppressi da ordinare) and the Ashburnham 1792 (Biblioteca Laurenziana).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Turns, Local Circles
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, ideas, and models in flux in Medieval Europe
EditorsJoão Luís Fontes, Maria João Branco
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherInstituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM)
Pages217-243
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-53585-9-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

Publication series

NameEstudos 28

Keywords

  • Gomes Eanes
  • Mobility and Circulation
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Religious reform
  • 15th Century

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