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The "Companion to Medieval Palermo" deals a landscape of the historical past of Medieval Palermo from the 6th to the 15th century.

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Calabria-Insulae, ed. Paul Fridolin Kehr (Berlin, 1975), pp. 236–38. The pope describes this establishment as monasterii mei: Registrum, V, 4. There is no castiron evidence linking it to the present-day site of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Lynn T. White, Latin Monasticism in Norman Sicily (Cambridge, 1938), pp. 123–30. This monastery did in fact have a double structure, and its suburban house, dedicated to Saint Maxim and Saint Agatha, obtained its independence in October 598, see below. 98 Italia Pontificia X, pp.

In relation to the activities of Rome’s Palermitan 120 Giardina, “Quadro storico,” p. 239. 124 Finally, we should recall the concern of the bishops of Agrigento to maintain a “pied-à-terre” in this important relay-station. Furthermore, the port’s activity was reflected in the presence of various communities of oriental merchants in Palermo in the 6th and 7th centuries. We have seen that the city’s synagogues were endowed with hostelries, and the complaint of the Jews of Palermo was transmitted to the pope by their Roman co-religionists, with whom, therefore, they were in contact.

312, who regards the 30 pounds of gold mentioned in the letter as an overbid. Conversely, I take my distance from him when he then identifies Venantius with a simple vir clarissimus. 118 PCBE, II, Opilio 4, pp. 1557–58. 119 PCBE, II, Victor 16, pp. 2282–84. 30 vivien prigent The aristocracy of Palermo, with just one exception, therefore does not appear to have been particularly outstanding at the end of the 6th century, by contrast with the rest of the island. In fact, the majority of senators lived in towns on the east coast.

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