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Title: Due uffici liturgici di Maffeo Vegio per s. Agostino
Author(s): DELLA SCHIAVA, Fabio
Journal: Augustiniana
Volume: 70    Issue: 2   Date: 2020   
Pages: 283-335
DOI: 10.2143/AUG.70.2.3289073

Abstract :
While the reception of Augustine in the Late Middle Ages has attracted increasing scholarly attention in the last years, its fortune in the Italian Quattrocento still needs to be properly researched. This contribution focuses on a particular case of 'Augustinianism' in fifteenth-century Italy, namely two liturgical offices for St. Augustine produced by the Italian humanist Maffeo Vegio (1407-1458) and transmitted under the title De vita et officio beati Augustini. The article provides a detailed analysis and critical edition of these offices. The edition of these texts, extant in three manuscripts, further allows us to approach the genre of the liturgical historiae in the Renaissance, texts which have often been neglected by earlier scholars, despite their central role in the devotional practices of that time.

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