The Roman Catacombs in the Middle Ages

  title={The Roman Catacombs in the Middle Ages},
  author={J. Osborne},
L'uso medievale delle catacombe romane puo essere diviso in tre periodi distinti sulla base della loro funzione. Dal tempo di Costantino fino alla meta del VI secolo, le catacombe venivano usate principalmente come luogo di sepoltura. Dopo l'interruzione di questa pratica causata dalle guerre gotiche, le catacombe continuarono ad essere mantenute dalla chiesa romana e ad essere visitate dai pellegrini che si recavano a Roma, ma soltanto per venerare le reliquie dei primi santi e dei martiri che… Expand
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