Una biblioteca fogliante tra Piemonte e Francia. Il patrimonio librario dell’abbazia di Santa Maria di Pinerolo

Autore: Marco Fratini
In: Chiese d’Italia. 8
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The history of the abbey of Santa Maria di Pinerolo, situated in a political and confessional frontier at the opening of an Alpine valley in western Piedmont, has been long characterised by its relationship with the development of the power of the dukes of Savoy, its proximity to the Kingdom of France and the deep-rooted presence of Waldensian communities. At the time of the arrival of the Foglianti at the end of the 16th century, its book collection was radically renewed, strongly influenced by the new abbey government. The study of the records produced by the Congregation of the Index provides an opportunity to understand the cultural shift that the succession of a new component within the Cistercian religious order, together with the changes imposed by the dictates of ecclesiastical policy, could introduce in the history of a monastic institution.