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Des res en série au haut Moyen Âge. Les listes dans le Liber pontificalis et les Gesta pontificum autissiodorensium

Abstract : This article considers the question of the "list of objects" from two typologically similar documents, the famous Liber pontificalis (LP) and the Gestes of the bishops of Auxerre (Gesta pontificum autissiodorensium - GPA), based on the lists of res (movables and immovables) respectively present in the notice of Pope Silvestre (314-335) where are reported, in particular, the Constantinian donations, and in the notice of Didier († 623) where are recorded the donations of this bishop. Inserted into a biographical narrative and listing the things given to the churches (dona, donaria), liturgical objects and antique silverware whose singularities are noted (quantity, type, material, ornament, weight), these lists are a form of registration by the writing of actions performed by bishops or other benefactors, closely linking the listed things to the person who offered them. The analysis of these lists in more than twenty medieval manuscripts of the LP as well as in the unique manuscript of GPA, reveals the different graphic and textual operations of a well-circumscribed component, suitable for the modular and generative manners of new lists by entanglement, fragmentation, abbreviation, separation, addition, generalization or annotation.
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Eliana Magnani. Des res en série au haut Moyen Âge. Les listes dans le Liber pontificalis et les Gesta pontificum autissiodorensium. Étienne Anheim; Laurent Feller; Madeleine Jeay; Giuliano Milani. Le Pouvoir des listes au Moyen Âge. II. Listes d’objets/listes de personnes, Éditions de la Sorbonne, pp.107-154, 2020, 979-10-351-0573-7. ⟨halshs-03047374⟩



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