The Cura Sanitatis Tiberii according to Ernst von Dobschütz

Zbigniew Izydorczyk (University of Winnipeg) Abstract The Cura sanitatis Tiberii is generally assumed to be the earliest textual witness to the legend of Veronica’s image of Christ. This work, attested in manuscripts since the eighth century (the Lucca codex), was critically edited by Ernst von Dobschütz in 1899 as part of his Christusbilder. Dobschütz based…

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De sacrosanto sudario Veronicae by Giacomo Grimaldi. First investigation

Federico Gallo (Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano) Abstract Giacomo Grimaldi (Bologna 1568 – Rome 1623) spent his whole life as a cleric in the Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican, to which he devoted all his work. An indefaticable researcher, without being notably erudite or innovative, he compiled numerous compilations of great worth from the archives,…

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The iconography of the Veronica: an assessment of chronologically and geographically ordered data

Raffaella Zardoni – Emanuela Bossi – Amanda Murphy (Milan) Abstract Evidence for the presence of the veronica in Europe between the 13th and 16th centuries is quite exceptional. From the 14th century onwards, “wherever the Roman Church went, the Veronica would go with it” (MacGregor, 2000). The existence of “innumerable copies” of the relic (Sturgis,…

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‘True Image’? Versions of the Veronica in Medieval England

Barry Windeatt (University of Cambridge) Abstract Taking its starting point from Julian of Norwich’s knowledgeable reference to the nature of ‘the holy Vernicle of Rome’ when interpreting her enigmatic second revelation, this paper charts the development of the Veronica in English writing and visual culture from before the Norman Conquest to the later Middle Ages. …

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The ‘Veronica’ by Bonifacio da Verona, 13th century poet

Marco Petoletti – Angelo Piacentini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) Abstract Bonifacio da Verona was active in the second half of the 13th century. Having composed a short poem in honour of the Virgin and St Anne, Annayde (which is preserved in a magnificent codex, Paris, Bibl. nationale de France, lat. 8114) dedicated to…

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