Mr Angelo Mario Silvestri
BA, Philosophy, Parma, Italy 1999
BA, Philology & Modern Languages, Parma, Italy 2005
Working title: The Power of the Bishop in England and Italy. A comparative study about the cities of Lincoln and Cremona: mid XI – mid XIV century.
In my PhD, I investigate the changes in the power of the bishop in England and Italy between mid XI century and mid XIV century. The focus of the thesis is on Lincoln, in northern England and Cremona in northern Italy. My aim is to find out how the power of the bishop changed during these 300 years. The power and the role of the bishop within the Catholic Church were affected by religious, political and cultural factors. These factors affected Cremona and Lincoln in different but also in similar ways. The study of these differences and similarities between the two cities can contribute to better understanding of the period and to the field of comparative studies.
Start date: January 2006
First supervisor: Prof Peter Coss
Second supervisor: Dr William Aird
I am full time staff member in the School of European Studies, Italian Department, teaching Italian language and culture.