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Ignatius Belvisotti (1686-1716)

Ignatius Como (Ignazio Como, d. 1774)

Ignatius de Quirós (17th cent.?)

Ignatius García (Ignacio García, 1580-1627)

Ignatius Le Gault (Ignace Le Gault, 1609-1652)

>>>>? Check: Ignatius Persico: Pietro Celestino, ‘Il Cardinale missionario cappuccino Ignazio Persico’, Studi e ricerche francescane 10 (1981), 115-134.

Ilario Altobelli, see: Hilarius de Altobelli

Ilarione da Bergamo (c. 1727-c.1778)

Ildefonsus Josephus de Floribus (Ildefonso José de Flores, d. 1772)

Illuminatus de Capponsacco (Illuminato de Capponsacho, fl. c. 1290)

Imerius de Anselmis (de Cremona, early 16th century)

Ingenuinus Brixensis (Ingenuinus von Brixen/Enzenberg, d. 1711)

Innocentius de Caltagirone (Giuseppe Marcino, 1589, Caltagirone - 1655, Caltagirone)

Innocentius de Petralia (fl. 17th cent.)

Iñigo de Mendoza (c. 1424-1502)

Ireneus Affo (Ireneo Affó, 1741-1797)

Isabella de Villena (Elionor Manuel de Villena, 1430-1490)

Isidorus Binet, see: Isidorus de Niort

Isidorus de Niort (fl. 17th cent.)

Isidorus de Oggione (Isidoro d’Oggione, 1606-1677)

Isidorus de Sevilla (Vicente Gregorio de Medina y Rojas, 09-05, 1662 - 07-11, 1750)

Isidorus de St. Michael (Mexico, 1662 - c. 1740(?))

Isidorus Felix de Espinosa (Isidoro/Isidro Félix de Espinosa, d. 1755)

Isidorus Gutierrez (Isidoro Gutiérrez, fl. c. 1701)

Isidorus Kirnigi (Isidoro/Giovanni Felice Kirnigi, 1667-1737)

Iuncta Bevegnati, see: Junta Bevagnati

Ivan Lukacis (1585-1648)

Ivo d'Evreux, see: Yvo d'Evreux

Ivo Parisiensis, see: Yvo Parisiensis

   



 

Ignatius Belvisotti (Lorenzo Maurizio Belvisotti/Ignatius de Santhiá Belvisotti 1686-1716)

OFMCap. Born at Santhia on June 5th, 1686. Was already a secular priest in the Vercelli diocese and a canon responsible for courses on rhetorics and literature in his collegial chapter, before he entered the Capuchin order in the Piemontese province (24 May, 1716), taking the name Ignatius. He was a novice master for many years. and obtained a reputation of holiness, nicknamed 'the Father of Sinners and the Lost.' Died at the Monte dei Cappuccini convent (Turin, 21 September 1770). In 1780, the town of Turin, supported by King Amadeo asked Pope Pius VI to start a beatification process, which eventually took off in 1792

editions

Meditazioni per un corso di spirituali esercizi (Rome: Col. di San Lorenzo da Brindisi, 1912).

literature

Ubald d’Alençon, ‘La spiritualité franciscaine’, Études franciscaines 40 (1928), 84.

 

 

 

 

Ignatius Como (Ignazio Como, d. 1774)

OFMConv. Mariologist. He died on 20 June 1774. He produced his main work, the Dissertatio Theologica in Vindiciis Certitudinis immaculatae conceptionis Sanctae Mariae Virginis when he resided in Palermo as teacher of theology and philosophy at the Gymnasium of his order province

editions

Fratris Ignatii Como Lilyboetani Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Conventialium, Dissertatio Theologica in Vindiciis Certitudinis immaculatae conceptionis Sanctae Mariae Virginis aduersus Antonii Lampridii animaduersiones in opusculo de superstitione vitanda (Palermo: typis Angeli Felicella, 1742). Available via Google Books.

De Sanctitate ac magnificientia B. Laurentii Levitae et Martyris, ?

Distici latini in lode di Antonio Mongitore autore sui termuoti di Sicila ?

literature

Felice Santi Fiasconaro, Il pensiero immacolatista di Ignazio Como, OFMConv (d. 1774) nella controversia con L.A. Muratori sul ‘Voto Sanguinario’, Dissertationes ad Lauream, 106 (Rome: Seraphicum, 2004); Felice Santi Fiasconaro, Il pensiero immacolatista di Ignazio Como, OFMConv (d. 1714) nella controversia con L.A. Muratori sul ‘Voto Sanguinario’, Franciscana, 11 (Palermo: Biblioteca Francescana, 2004) [cf. review in CF 75 (2005), 728-729 & Il Santo 46/1-2 (2006), 290-291.]

 

 

 

 

Ignatius de Quirós (17th cent.?)

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manuscripts

De Impeccabilitate Christi: Madrid, Nac. 156 ff. 96-126

literature

Castro, Madrid, no. 20

 

 

 

 

Ignatius García (Ignacio García, 1580-1627)

OFM. Franciscan preacher and theologian in the Palma de Mallorca friary.

editions

Sermon en las honras y exeqvias qve hizo la nobilissima Ciudad y Reyno, de la Dorada Isla de Mallorca, a la Muerte de su Catholico y Santo Rey Don Phelippe de Austria Tercero deste nombre nuestro Señor / predicado por Fray Ignacio Garcia ... ; mandado imprimir por orden de los Ilustres y Magnificos Señores Iurados de la dicha Ciudad y Reyno (Mallorca: por Manuel Rodriguez y Iuan Piza, 1621).

literature

Gabriel Mariano Ribas, El tercer estandarte del glorioso San Francisco de Asis, o sea breve relación del origen, privilegios, excelencias de su tercera orden. Con una sucinta noticia de la vida de los santos, beatos y venerables que a ella pertenecen (Palma: Felipe Guasp, 1862); Joaquín María Bover de Roselló, Biblioteca de escritores baleares (Palma: J. Gelabert, 1868), 346-347. With thanks to dr. Agueda G. Garrido for his information.

 

 

 

 

Ignatius Le Gault (Ignace Le Gault, 1609-1652)

OFMRec. Theologian, preacher and polemicist. Born in Bretagne. Joined the Recollect Franciscans in 1609 (Saint-Denys province). Fulfilled a series of administrative functions (guardian in Nevers (1618), Metz (1622-1624), Paris (1632-1634); custodian (1629, 1650); provincial definitor, three-times provincial minister (1625-1629, 1635-1638, 1644-1647),; general definitor (1636 and 1639); general vicar and apostolic commissioner for the order in France (1637-1642)). Known for his preaching rallies in Metz, Verdun and Paris, and for his defense of the Recollect reform (presuming that the Conventuals and the Observants (OFM) had betrayed the rule). He died in Paris in October 18, 1652. A number of his works reached the printing press.

editions

De la saincteté de l'Église romaine et l'impiété calviniste en l'observation du Décalogue (Saint-Mihiel: F. & J. Du Bois, 1625). The work contains a reply to Paul Ferry († 1669), a defense of the Jesuit François Véron († 1649), and two series of sermons.

Homélies sur les dimanches et festes de l'année, 2 Vols. (Paris: D. Moreau, 1625 & Paris: D. Moreau, 1629). Both volumes available via Google Books. A prospective third volume completing the cycles for the liturgical year was never finished.

Sainctes exhortations sur tous les évangiles du caresme (Paris: D. Moreau, 1633). Available via Google Books. Based on sermons preached in Metz. At times rather polemical. On many doctrinal issues (faith, grace, liberty, conversion, th efate of non-Christians etc.).

literature

Hyacinthe Le Fébvre, Histoire chronologique de la province des Recollets de Paris, sous le titre de Saint Denys en France depuis 1612. qu'elle fut érigée jusqu'en l'année 1676 (Paris: Denys Thierry, 1677), passim; DSpir IX, 539-540; DHGE XXXI, 171; Frédéric Meyer, ‘L’unité de la Stricte-Observance franciscaine. Mythes et réalités (XVIe-XIXe siècles)’, in: Écrire son histoire. Lec communautés Régulières face à leur passé, ed. Nicole Bouter, C.E.R.C.O.R. Travaux et Recherches (Saint-Étienne: Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, 2005), 275-298, there 281.

 

 

 

 

Ilarione da Bergamo (Gaetano da Bergamo, c. 1727-c.1778)

OFMCap. Entered the Capuchin order at the age of 20 as a lay friar in the Brescia province. Took his profession in 1747, taking the name Ilarione. Initially destined for missionary activities in Tibet, his superiors sent him as almoner to America instead, to collect funds for future missions (also in Tibet). Between 1761 and 1768, he traveled to and within Mexico, about which journey he kept an interesting illustrated diary/journal. This work contains the author's impression of the landscapes, the peoples, traditions and beliefs he encountered. The work is remarkable for its attention to the living conditions and the crime in Mexico city, and for its many observations on food, public hygiene, sexuality, medical practices, games, dances and religious practices. It also provides details about mining and refining techniques, violent strikes and banditry in the region of Mexico and Guadalajara. Ilarione returned to Italy, and spent the remainder o his life in the Bergamo Capuchin friary, where he died on 13 October 1778. The manuscript of his travel account now can be found in the Biblioteca Civica of Bergamo.

manuscripts

Ilarione da Bergamo, Viaggio al Messico nell'America Settentrionale fatto e descritto da fra Ilarione da Bergamo, religioso cappuccino con figure Anno MDCCLXX: Biblioteca Civica de Bergamo, >>.

editions

Ilarione da Bergamo, Viaggio al Messico nell’America Settentrionale fatto e descritto da fra Ilarione da Bergamo, religioso cappuccino, con figure, Anno MDCCLXX, ed. M.L. Bruno, in: Bergomum 49 (1975), 1-125; Ilarione da Bergamo, Viaggio in Messico, ed. & introd. Beatriz Hernán-Gómez Prieto, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche ‘Lettere e Culture dell’America Latina’. Saggi e ricerche, 40 (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2002). Cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 792-793; El viaje a México de Hilarión de Bérgamo, ed. Martín Clavé Almeida (Ciudad de México: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco: ADAVBI, 2013).

The work received an English translation as: Daily Life in Colonial Mexico: The Journey of Friar Ilarione da Bergamo, 1761–1768, ed. & trans. Robert Ryal Miller & William J. Orr, American Exploration and Travel Series (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000/Paperback, 2011).

literature

P. Guerino, ‘Fra Ilarione da Bergamo nel Messico’, L’Italia francescana 13 (1938), 296-299.

 

 

 

 

Ildefonsus Josephus de Floribus (Ildefonso José de Flores, d. 1772)

OFM. Friar in Guatemala. Grammarian and Filologist in the Dulcísimo Nombre de Jesús province (Guatemala). He was active as a preacher and parish priest in the Santa María de Jesús pueblo and in 1762 became professor of Cakchiquel at the University of San Carlos.

manuscripts

Teologia de los Indios.

editions

Arte de la lengua Metropolitana del Reyno Cakchiquel, o Guatemalico, con un parallelo de las Lenguas Metropolitanas de los Reynos Kiche, Cakchiquel, y Zutuhil, que hoy integran el Reyno de Guatemala (Guatemala: por Sebastian de Arebalo, 1753). Available in digital format via http://www.memoriachilena.cl/602/w3-propertyvalue-152137.html [last checked 9 August 2016].

Dia diez y siete del mes devocion a las cinco llagas del Serafico Padre S. Francisco, 2nd Ed. (Guatemala, 1780).

Concordia ingeniosa del amor divino Novena al Serafico Corazon del Patriarca S. Francisco con particular union al Corazon de Jesus (Guatemala, s.a.).

literature

Carmelo Sáensz de Santa María, ‘Dos grandes filólogos hispanoamericanos: Fr. Francisco Ximénez, OP, y Fr. Ildefonso Joseph de Flores, OFM’, Revista de Indias 2 (1941), 117-132; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 32-33; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 115 (no. 315).

 

 

 

 

  

Illuminatus de Capponsacco (Illuminato da Capponsacho, fl. c. 1290)

Franciscan book collector and probably lector at the St. Croce convent of Florence around 1290.

literature

C.T. Davis, ‘The Earliest Collection of Books of S. Croce in Florence’, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 107/5 (1963), 401-405

 

 

 

 

 

Imerius de Anselmis (de Cremona, early 16th century)

Author of a Discursus duo super Epp. Pauli

manuscripts

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literature

Stegmüller, Rep. Bibl, III, 4004; DHGE, III, 498>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iñigo de Mendoza (c. 1424-1502 (1507?))

Spanish friar from Burgos. Apparently entered the Franciscan order at Burgos. Active at the court of Henry IV, and later at the court of the Catholic kings (Ferdinand and Isabella) until 1495. Due to some unknown scandal, he was forced to retire in the convents of Valladolid and Madrid, where he died in or after 1502. Iñigo was a prolific author. Aside from light poetry, liturgical, political and educational works, he left behind a rather large oeuvre of religious poetry

editions

Dechado que hizo a la reina doña Isabel (Zamora, c. 1495/Saragossa, c. 1495) [A work of political education, inspired by De Regimine Principum of Giles of Rome and the Glosas of Juan de Castrogeriz OFM. The message of political education is phrased in a symbolic narrative of cardinal virtues]

Tratado breve y muy provechoso de las ceremonias de la Misa cun sus contemplaciones (Alcala, 1499/Alcala, 1519/Alcala, 1541) [Explanation, in thirteen chapters, of the ceremonies of the Mass, replete with thirteen meditative exercises. The work is directed to ‘uncultured’ lay people, and aims to facilitate their meditation on Christ’s passion]

All his religious poetry has been collected in his Cancionero, which received two modern editions in the twentieth century: Iñigo de Mendoza, Cancionero, ed. R. Foulché-Delbosc, NBAE 19 (Madrid, 1912) and Iñigo de Mendoza, y sus Coplas de Vita Christi, ed. J. Rodríguez-Puértolas (Madrid, 1938 & 1968). Cf. also Alejandro Amaro, ‘Una poesía inédita de Fr. Iñigo de Mendoza y de Jorge Manrique’, AIA 4 (1915), 127-130.  [this poetry collection contains for instance his Vita Christi fecho por coplas (first edition came out in Zamora: Antonio de Centenera, 1482; several times published separately before and after 1500), the Justa y diferencia que hay entre la razón y la sensualidad sobre la felicidad y bienaventuranza humana (on pp. 79ff.), and a range of other ‘coplas’ on christological and mariological issues (on pp. 94ff.). For more edition information, see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de historia de las ciencias eclesiasticas en españa 1 (siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 337. The Vita Christi fecho por coplas amounts to a fragment of 4000 lines (interspersed with popular poems, christmas songs etc.), dealing with the birth of Christ and the first week thereafter (until the massacre of the innocent children). The collection as a whole also contains a range of coplas on the Virgin and other saints, such as the Los gozos de nuestra Señora, the Coplas en que pone la Cena, the Coplas a la Verónica, and the Lamentación cuando nuestra Señora tenia a nuestro Señor. Several of these coplas also have received numerous incunable editions]

>>>>> See for more information especially the work of Whinnom mentioned below

literature

M. Menéndez y Pelayo, Antología de poetas líricos españos (Santander, 1944), I, 332-333 & III, 41-56; Juan Meseguer Fernández, ‘Iñigo de Mendoza y Antonio de Marchena en un documento de 1502’, Hispania. Revista española de historia 12 (1952), 401-411; A. Pérez y Gomez, ‘Notas para una bibliografía de Fr. Iñigo de Mendoza’, Hispanic Review 27 (1959), 30-41; F. Gonzalez Ollé, ‘Noticias literarias (…)’, Revista de archivos 69 (1961), 647-650; K. Whinnom, ‘The Printed Editions and the Text of the Works of Iñigo de Mendoza’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 39 (1962), 137-152; K. Whinnom, ‘El origen de las comparaciones religiosas del siglo de oro: Mendoza, Montesino y Román’, Rivista de filología española 46 (1963), 263-285; Charlotte Stern, ‘Fr. Iñigo de Mendoza on medieval dramatic ritual’, Hispanic Review 33 (1965), 197-245; Julio Rodriguez-Puertolas, Iñigo de Mendoza y sus coplas de vita Christi (Madrid, 1938 & 1968); D. Rodríguez, ‘Leyendas cristianas primitivas en las obras de Fray Iñigo de Mendoza’, Hispanic Review 38 (1970), 368-385; M. de Castro, Manoscritos franciscanos de la Biblioteca nacional de Madrid (Valencia, 1973), n. 232, 673, 816; M. de Castro, ‘Mendoza (Iñigo de)’, DSpir X, 1012-1013. Gaspar Calvo Moralejo, ‘María ‘Esposa del Espíritu Santo’ en Fr. Iñigo de Mendoza, OFM (1425-1507?)’, Estudios Marianos 41 (1977), 89-116; Idem, ‘‘Los gozos de nuestra Señora’ y su culto en Fr. Iñigo de Mendoza, OFM (1425-1507?)’,Ephemerides Mariologicae 22 (1978), 67-92; Idem, ‘Fray Iñigo de Mendoza, OFM (d. 1507?). Dos estudios sobre mariología’, Humanismo, reforma y teología 2 (1978), 1-54; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 148 (no. 571); Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature: Selected Essays, ed. Keith Whinnom, Alan Deyermond, W. F. Hunter & Joseph T. Snow (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1994) [several essay on the writings of Iñigo de Mendoza]; Ian MacPherson, 'Fray Íñigo de Mendoza, Francisco Delicado y dos enigmas salomónicos', in: Actas del VI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval ( Alcalá de Henares, 1995), ed. Jusé Manuel Lucía Megías, 3 Vols. (Alcalá de Henares, 1997) I, 39-56; Ian MacPherson, 'Fray Inigo de Mendoza, Francisco Delicado y dos enigmas salomonicos', in: Love, religion and politics in fifteenth century Spain, ed. Ian MacPherson & Angus MacKay (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 1998), 205-222; Julio Rodríguez Puértolas, 'Mendoza, Fray Iñigo de', in: Medieval Iberia. An encyclopedia (2003), 560-561; Victor de Lama de la Cruz, 'Los amores reales de Fray Iñigo de Mendoza', Revista de literatura medieval 16:1 (2004), 81-94; Víctor de Lama de la Cruz, 'Aspectos eróticos en la poesía de Fray Iñigo de Mendoza', in: Actas del IX Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (La Coruña, 2001), 3 Vols. (Noia, 2005) II, 577-590; Gaetano Lalomia, "Omne lingua ha alchuna cosa propria che non ha un altra'. De algunas coplas de la Vita Christi de fray Iñigo de Mendoza en el Amatonum de fray lacopo Mazza Lalomia', in:Actas del X Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Alicante 2003), ed. Rafael Alemany Ferrer,Josep Martos, & Josep Miquel Manzanaro Blasco, 3 Vols. (Valencia, 2005), 947-960; María Jesús Díez Garretas, ‘Nuevos datos para la biografía de Fray Iñigo de Mendoza’, in: Convivio: Estudios sobre la poesía de cancionero, ed. Vicente Beltrán Pepió & Juan Salvador Paredes Núñez, Monográfica. Biblioteca de humanidades. Teoría y crítica literarias, 16 (Granada, 2006), 337-346; Charlotte Stern, ‘Nativity celebrations in medieval Iberia: the role of fray Iñigo de Mendoza’, Mediaevalia 27:1 (2006), 207-226; María Jesús Díez Garretas, ‘Razones de amor y otras cuestiones: revisión y nuevas aportaciones a la vida y obra de Fray Íñigo de Mendoza’, in: Estudios sobre le Cancionero General (Valencia, 1511), poesía, manuscrito e imprenta, ed. Marta Haro Cortés et al., 2 Vols. (Valencia, 2012) I, 421-460.

 

 

 

 

Ingenuinus Brixensis (Ingenuinus von Brixen/Enzenberg, d. 1711)

OFMCap. Member of the Tyrol province. Sculptor and painter.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 132-133.

 

 

 

 

Innocentius de Caltagirone (Giuseppe Marcino/Marcinnò, 1589, Caltagirone - 1655, Caltagirone)

>>>OFMCap. Hebraist and grammarian. Born on 24 October 1589 in Caltagirone (Sicily). Frequented the local Jesuit schools and began his noviciate among the Capuchins of Agira on 7 September 1607. Studied philosophy and theology in the friaries of Vizzini, Siracusa and Malta and was ordained priest in 1613. For further studies, he was sent to Rome (between 1615 and 1617). There he continued his theological studies and learned Hebrew. After his return to Sicily, he taught Hebrew at the public Latin School of Siracusa between 1619 and 1629. Several years later, in 1635, he was elected provincial, first of the Siracusa province(1635-1638), and subsequently of the provinces of Messina (1638-1640) and Otranto (1642-1643). While participating in the general chapter of May 1643, he was elected general of the order. During his generalate, he he visited all Capuchin order provinces, and returned to Rome only by the end of September 1649 (the order by then more than 21.000 friars spread over nearly 1400 locations). In 1650, he returned to his home province, where he died in the convent of Caltagirone on 16 November 1655. During his long visitation journeys, he also acted as pontifical legate to promote peace and collaboration among Catholic rules, in the confrontation with Protestantism and the vicissitudes of the Thirty Years War and its aftermath. There has survived a considerable correspondence concerning his visitation and diplomatical activities. Some of that is described in the literature below.

vitae

Zaccaria da Bologna, OFMCapVita del P. F. Innocentio da Caltagirone Generale de'Capuccini, ed. A. Nestler (Caltagirone, 1989).

Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum, Beatificationis et Canonizationis Servi Dei Innocentii a Caltagirone (in saec.: Iosephi Marcinnò) Ministris Generalis O.F.M. Cap. (1589-1655), I: Summarium Testimoniorum >>

literature

Samuele Cultrera da Chiaramonte, ‘Per la pace di Westfalia. Missioni alla corti di Francia e di Spagna del P. Innocenzo Marcinnò da Caltagirone Generale dei Minori Cappuccini (1647-48)', Collectanea Franciscana 4 (1934), 59-80; 5 (1935), 68-109; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘Ritratti del Servo di Dio Innocenzo da Caltagirone’, San Fidelis 26 (1939), 45-51; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘Innocent de Caltagirone en Belgique’, Études Franciscaines 50 (1938), 577ff.; Samuele Cultrera da Chiaramonte, Un flagellato dalla buona fama: P. Innocenzo da Caltagirone, generale cappuccino nella luce della storia e della santità, 1589-1655 (Turin, 1954); Samuele Cultrera da Chiaramonte, Per la pace di Westfalia. Missioni alla corti di Francia e di Spagna del P. Innocenzo Marcinnò da Caltagirone (Milan, 1955); Mariano D'Alatri, ‘Ricordo di un cappuccino del Seicento: Padre Innocenzo da Caltagirone’, Italia Francescana 51 (1976), 35-42; C. Gneo, ‘Innocenzo da Caltagirone ‘diplomatico’ della Curia Romana’, Italia Francescana 65 (1990), 33-58; La visita generale di Innocenzo da Caltagirone (1644-1649) e di Fortunato da Cadore (1650-1651) nel ‘Registro’ di Francesco da Polcenigo, ed. G. Ingegneri, Monumenta Historica Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 25 (1997); Cristina Navarra, ‘La figura del Servo di Dio P. Innocenzo Marcinò’, Il Servo di Dio P. Innocenzo 51:2 (2001), 5-9; Hildebrand  van Hooglede, ‘Innocent de Caltagirone (Marcinnò) en Belgique, 1646-1647’, in: Idem, Miscellanea IV, 1612-1632;  ‘Formazione religiosa e sacerdotale del servo di Dio P. Innocenzo Marcinò’, Il Servo di Dio P. Innocenzo da Caltagirone 52:2 (2002), 4-8; Salvatore Vacca, ‘Innocenzo da Caltagirone (1589-1655) messo papale presso la corte di Francia e di Spagna tra le guerre di religione e la pace di Westfalia’, in: I Francescani e la politica. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studio Palermo 3-7 Dicember 2002, ed. Alessandro Musco, Franciscana, 13, 2 Vols. (Palermo: Officina di studi medievali, 2007) II, 1077-1107; Evan Luigi Bruzzone, ‘La visita di P. Innocenzo da Caltagirone, Generale Cappuccino, a Savona e a Genova nel 1649’, Il Servo di Dio P. Innocenzo da Caltagirone 59:2 (2009), 4-6.

 

 

 

 

Innocentius de Petralia (Innocenzo da Petralia, d. 1648)

OFMRif. Franciscan sculptor from Sicily, active both in Sicily and elsewhere in Italy (in the Marches of Ancona and in Umbria) in the 1630s and the 1640s. Known for his crucifix scupltures, alongside of his fellow friar (and more famous sculptor Umile da Petralia who was only active in Sicily). The name Innocenzo is probably his secular name. After many travels for commissioned works, he returned to SIcily around 1640.

surviving works

Churches with crucifix sculptures of Innocenzo in Sicily:

Santa Maria Maggiore (Isnello, 1625); Sant’Erasmo (Capaci 1628); Santa Croce (Furnari, 1630); Santuario Castello Belice (Marianopoli, 1638); Sant'Antonio (Palermo, 1639: completing the work of Umile da Petralia); Convento di San Francesco (Sant'Angelo di Brolo, 1644); Santa Maria di Gesù (Corleone); Santa Anna (Palermo); Santissimo Croce (Misilmeri); San Castrense (Monreale, attributed).

Other sculptures in Sicily:

The Ecce Homo sculpture in Furnari, based on an example by Umile; Madonna col Bambino in the Carmine di Sambuca church, which initially would have been in the Sant’Antonio friary of Palermo.

Churches with crucifix sculptures of Innocenzo elsewhere:

Santa Maria della Misericordia (Cagli, 1630); San Giovanni Battista (Pesaro, 1636); Cuore Immacolato di Maria (Ascoli Piceno, 1636); Convento di San Bernardino (Rimini, ca. 1636); Santuario della Santa Casa (Loreto, 1637); San Damiano (Assisi, 1637); San Girolamo (Gubbio, 1637); San Giovanni (Gradara, by 1639 already in the private della rocca chapel in the Santissimo Pietro e Paolo Cathedral of Malta); Santa Maria delle Grazie (Senigallia); Santa Maria Maddalena (Porretta Terme); Santa Caterina (Fabriano); San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo in Campo).

literature

Damiano Neri, Scultori Francescani del Seicento in Italia (Pistoia, 1952)>>>; Rosolino La Mattina, Frate Innocenzo da Petralia. Scultore siciliano del XVII secolo fra leggenda e realtà (Caltanissetta: Edizioni Lussografica, 2002); A. Cifres, ‘Fra Innocenzo da Petralia, reo dell’Inquisizione: fra critica d’arte e censura teologica’, Frate Francesco 79:1 (2013), 97-137.

 

 

 

 

Ireneus Affo (Ireneo Affó, 1741-1797)

OFM. Italian friar from Busseto (near Parma). Born at 10 December 1741. Studied first at Soragno and later with the Jesuits in his home town. Soon recognised for his erudition, he was allowed to become a youthful member of a local academy. On 28 June 1761, he entered the Observants of the Bologna province. Studied philosophy and theology and became a lector of philosophy at Parma in 1767, and taught between 1768 and 1778 at the Guastalla lyceum (at the request of Duke Ferdinand I of Parma). In 1778 he became under-librarian of the Palatina library of Parma. Due to some scholarly conflicts and intrigues, he lost the favour of Duke Ferdinant between 1782 and 1784 and had to leave Parma (he even exchanged his Franciscan habit for a normal clerical robe, to prevent embarassment for his order).  By 1785, these problems apparently were resolved, for in that year he was promoted to the position of head librarian in the same institute, after a failed attempt at becoming the head librarian at the La Brera library of Milan. In the context of these various assignments, he corresponded with many erudites and wrote a very large number of works on many different subjects (not all of which saw the way to the printing press). In addition to these scholarly activities, Ireneo fulfilled several administratiev functions within the order (definitor general in 1791, provincial minister of the Bologna province in 1795). He died unexpectedly on 14 May 1797, during a visitation of the Busseto friary and was buried in the Franciscan church.

manuscripts/editions

Dizionario precettivo critico ed istorico della poesia volgare (Parma, 1777).

Vita del b. Giovanni da Parma (Parma, 1777).

De’Cantici volgari di S. Francesco d’Assisi (Guastalla, 1777). [questioning the authenticity of several vernacular poems ascribed to Francesco d’Assisi]

Delle zecche e monete di tutti i Principi di casa Gonzaga che fuori di Mantova signoreggiarono (Bologna, 1782).

Vita di Frate Elia da Cortona (Parma, 1783/Parma, 1819).

Istoria della città e ducato di Guastalla, 4 Vols. (Guastalla, 1785-1787).

La zecca e moneta Parmigiana illustrata (Parma, 1788).

Memorie degli scrittori e letterati di Parma, 5 Vols. (Parma, 1789-1797). [this work was continued by Pezzani, his successor at the Palatina library of Parma, who includes a lengthy biography and bibliography on Ireneo in Volume VI of the Memorie, including listing of Ireneo’s works]

Storia della città di Parma, 4 Vols. (Parma, 1792-1795).

>>> to be continued

literature

B. Vitali, In morte del P. Ireneo Affò (Parma, 1797); Pompilio Pozzetti, Elogio d’Ireneo Affò, 2nd ed., ed. Luigi Bramieri (Parma, 1802); L. Modona, Bibliografia del P. Ireneo Affò (Parma, 1898) [also published in the Archivio storico per le provincie Parmesi 6 (Parma, 1897); G. Picconi, Serie cronologico-biografica dei ministri e vicari provinciali della minoritica Provincia di Bologna (Parma, 1908), 283-288; DBI>>>; Eugenio Bartoli, ‘‘In soccorso dei vincitori. Ireneo Affò e la ‘Istoria della città e ducato di Guastalla’, 1785-1787. Storiografia militante tra vecchie e nuove dinastie’, Annali di Storia Moderna e Contemporanea 8 (2002), 279-297.

 

 

 

 

Isabella de Villena (Elionor Manuel de Villena, 1430-1490)

Poor Clare from Spain. Born in Valencia. After spending some years at the royal court, in the entourage of queen Maria of Aragon (wife of Alfonso V), Isabella entered the Valencian Trinitá convent (which had been established by Maria of Aragon). In 1462, Isabelle became abbess of the convent, a position that she kept until her death in 1490. In the course of her adult life, she also wrote several spiritual works. The only surviving work of hers is the large, but unfinished Vita Christi. It was published by her successor, abbess Aldonça de Montsoriu (on request of queen Isabella of Castilia), and was reprinted several times in different versions in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century.

editions

Vita Christi, ed. Aldonça de Montsoriu (Valencia, 1497); Vita Christi (Barcelona, 1513) [changing the style]; Vita Christi (Barcelona, 1527) [following the first edition]; Vita Christi, ed. R.Miquel y Planas, 3 Vols. (Barcelona, 1916). [The large and quite original Vita Christi, which is written in a refined and courtly Catalan vernacular, consists in its surviving form of 291 chapters. It is based on a wide range of sources: using not only the Gospels and the apocryphical books, but also many late medieval works of passion devotion, theological treatises and mariological works. The Vita Christi deals with the life of Christ and with the Virgin Mary. Isabella developes the theme of man’s frailty and his dependence on the work of reparation. Strong emphasis on the importance of Christ’s passion, the importance of the Eucharist, the role of Mary as mother of Christ and as loving intercessor for mankind, and the role of Joseph. An interesting element is the way in which Isabella elaborates the importance of Mary as authoritative informant of and support for the apostles, due to her special revelations and communications with the Divine. She is represented as master and doctor of Divine love, and as a perfect embodyment of the active and the contemplative life.]

literature

Agustin Sales, Historia del real monasterio de la SS. Trinidad (Valencia, 1761); J. Comerma, Historia de la literatura catalana (Barcelona, 1923), 130-134; M. Aguilo Fuster, Catálogo de obras en lengua catalana (madrid, 1927), 290-292; J. Ruiz i Calonja, Historia de la literatura catalana (Barcelona, 1954), 213-215; Marti de Riquer, Historia de la literatura catalana (Espluges de Llobregat, 1964) III, 453-484; DSpir VII, 2058-2060; Biblioteca Biblica Ibérica Medieval, ed. Kl. Reinhardt & H. Santiago (Madrid, 1986), 168.

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Isidore de Niort (Isidore de Niort/Isidore Binet, 1620-ca. 1690)

OFMCap. Born at Niort. Entered the Capuchins at Poitiers after finishing his education. Became active as a preacher, defending the Catholic faith against Protestantism and engaging in polemics with Calvinists. He fulfiled repeatedly the functions of guardian, definitor and provincial in the Capuchin Tourraine province. On request of his order superiors, he collected a number of his sermons and polemics in Le missionaire controversiste. This work not only explains the major points of dissent between Catholic and Protestant beliefs, refuting the latter, but in in the margins refer the reader to the theological and biblical authorities that back him up.

editions

Le missionaire controversiste, ou cours entier de controverses, dans lequel tous les points de la foy catholique, apostolique et romaine, combattus par les calvinistes, sont pleinement prouvez par l’Ecriture sainte, les conciles, les Pères grecs et latins, et par les ministres de la religion prétendue réformée (Poitiers, 1686/1710).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 161; Éduard d’Alençon, ‘Isidore de Niort’, DThCat VIII, 84; A. Teetaert, ‘Binet’, DHGE VIII, 1505-6 & XXVI, 210; Lex.Cap. 879-880.

 

 

 

 

Isidorus de Oggione (Isidoro d’Oggione, 1606-1677)

Franciscan missionary in the Holy Land.

literature 

Adolfo Nessi, Padre Isidoro D’Oggione O.F.M. 1606-1677, missionario in Terra Santa (Oggione, 1976).

 

 

 

 

Isidorus de Sevilla (Vicente Gregorio de Medina y Rojas/Vicente Gregorio Rodríguez de Medina Vicentelo de Leca, 09-05, 1662 - 07-11, 1750)

OFMCap. Spanish friar from Sevilla, born in a noble Andalusian family. Studied under the Jesuites at the local St. Hermengild college, to enter the Capuchins of Sevilla on 05-05, 1681. After he was ordained priest (celebrated his first mass on 02-04, 1687), he embarked on a career as popular preacher in and around Cadiz, following in the footsteps of Pablo of Cadiz and Felician of Sevilla. After his return to Sevilla, Isidore became guardian of the local Capuchin convent. In this period he inaugurated a new form of Mary devotion (the devotion of ‘La Divina Pastora’/‘La Pastora Coronada’), and stimulated the formation of confraternities in to this purpose in Sevilla and other Andalusian towns. Thanks to the missionary efforts of the Capuchins, this new devotion spread throughout Spain, the kingdom of Naples, and even to the Americas. Throughout his later life, Isidore remained active as defender and promotor of this new form of Mary devotion, witness his many Marian sermons (more than 10000 according to his biographers) and other writings on the ‘Pastora.’ He was a very prolific preacher, and also engaged in the writings of saints’ lives and provincial order chronicles as official chronicler if the Andalusian province.

editions

La nube del occidente. Vida y virtudes del venerable siervo de Dios Fr. Pablo de Cádiz (Cadiz: Christoval de Requena, 1702).

La Pastora Coronada. Idea discursiva y predicable en que se propone Maria Santíssima nuestra Señora, Pastora Universal de todas las criaturas (Sevilla, 1705).

Novena a la Soberana Emperatriz de los Cielos, nuestra Señora Amantíssima Pastora de las Almas (Sevilla, 1714/& several later editions, until 1936).

La Fuente de las pastoras, primer Pastora de el mundo (Sevilla: Francisco Sanchez Reciante, 1722).

El Phenix de Sevilla: Sermon del Gloriosissimo Principe de España... San Hermenegildo / Predicolo en la Iglesia del Santo, en la Puerta de Cordoba en su dia treze de Abril ... Fray Isidoro de Sevilla...Sacalo a la luz un devoto (Sevilla: Por Iuan Francisco Blas de Quesada, 1725).

La Mejor Pastora Assumpta (Sevilla, 1732). [big Mariological work]

Gritos del cielo con que los angeles abrasados en el amor a Dios, y en el zelo de la salvacion de las almas, procuran, y persuaden a los mortales todos, a que huigan, aborrezcan, y eviten el pecado mortal (Sevilla: Viuda de Francisco Lorenzo de Hermosilla, [s.a., 1733?]).

Mapa breve, compendio de la vida de Sta María Magdalena (Sevilla, 1733 & 1757),

Vida y virtudes del venerable siervo de Dios Fray Francisco de Lorca (Cadiz, 1740).

El montañas capuchino y missionario andaluz. Vida y virtudes del venerable Padre Fray Luis de Oviedo (Sevilla, 1743).

Several of his works can now be accessed via the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes [http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obras/autor/32680/Isidoro%20de%20Sevilla,%20(O.F.M.%20Cap.),%201662-1750 ][last checked on 9 August 2016].

literature

Miguel de Zalamea, Sermón fúnebre de honras (Sevilla, 1751); Nicolás de Bilbao, Immortal memoria del capuchino más peregrino. Panegyris fúnebre (Sevilla, 1751); Estudios Franciscanos 36 (1925), 40-51, 126-132, 215-219, 291-296; Estudios Franciscanos 38 (1926), 120-127, 432-437; J.B. de Ardales, La Divina Pastora y el Bto Diego José de Cádiz. Estudio histórico (1703-1900) (Sevilla, 1949); Lex.Cap. col. 880; Mariano de Sanlúcar, ‘El cristocentrismo en los escritos del V.P. Isidoro de Sevilla y su proyección sobre la devoción a la Divina Pastora’, Estudios Franciscanos 61 (1960), 63-72; Metodio da Nembro, Quattrocento scrittori spirituali (Rome, 1972), 286-287; A. González Caballero, ‘Escritores capuchinos de la provincia de Andalucía’, Estudios franciscanos 87 (1986), 74-97; Isidoro de Villapdierna, ‘Isidore de Séville’, DHGE XXVI, 218-219; Alvaró Román Villalona, La divina Pastora en los escretos de frey Isidoro de Sivilla (1662-1750), PhD. Diss. (Rome, 2009).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isidorus de St. Michael (Isidoro de San Michuel, Mexico, 1662 - c. 1740(?))

Born in Mexico? or in Spain. Entered the Alcantarine branch of the order in 1688. There are quite divergent accounts of his career. Some scholars situate his career predominantly in the Granada Alcantarine province and in the San Diego de Murcia friary. Other situate a significant part of his career in the Neapolitan Alcantarine province. Became novice master and professor of theology (apparently with Scotist leanings) and fulfilled several functions at the provincial, playing a role in the final separation of the Spanish and neapolitan Alcantarines in 1702. In 1704, he was provincial commissionar for the neapolitan Alcantarines, as well as guardian of the Sta Lucia del Monte convent at Naples. During his years as novice master and professor of theology, as well as during his subsequent administrative career, Isidore published several works (see below).

editions

Reflexos de la verdad, y centellas de divino amor conque los amorosas rayos de el sol divino de justicia alumbraron y encendieron al sol de la Iglesia S. Augustín al contemplativo portento de penitencia S. Pedro de Alcantara (Naples, 1698) [The work amounts to a series of reflections for Alcantartine novices and other beginners, providing them with a primer in the theological thought of Augustine (part one), and an outline/florilegium of the writings of Petrus de Alcantara (part two)]

Paradiso cultivado: Vida de V. Fr. Sebastián de Aparicio (Naples, 1695); Vita V. Fr. Sebastiani de Aparicio Minoritae, de cujus canonizatione agitur (Rome, 1699 [Latin version])

Splendores Veritatis, ac Divini amoris scintillae (Naples: apud Felicem Mosca, 1698/Murcia: Typis Josephi Díaz, 1717).

Certamen historiale paneggiricum ad honorem Beatissimae V. Mariae eiusque fidelissimi doctoris Ioannis Duns minorum magistri (Naples: Typis Felicis Mosca, 1701)

De temporali, humana et mystica D.N. Iesu Christi generatione observatio genealogica, panegirica mystica, dogmatica et moralis super primum caput. S. Matthaei (…) (Naples: ex nova typografia Dominicii Antonii Parrino, 1704) [A learned commentary on the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark]

Historia S. Michaelis Archangelis (Naples: per Dominicum Antonium Parrino, 1716).

Historia animae, et vitae hominis ab initio mundi, 6 Vols. (Granada: ex typografia Sanctissimae Trinitatis, 1720-1723).

Vita S. Petri Alcantarensis, adjectis Meditationibus (Murcia: per Josephum Díaz, 1723).

literature

J.M. Beristain de Souza, Bibliotheca III, 249; Joannes a S. Antonio, Minorum Fratrum, origine, domiciliove Discalceatorum, attramento et sanguine Scriptorum Bibliotheca (Salamanca, 1728), 160-161; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana II, 258; J.P. Tejera y R. De Moncaco, Biblioteca del murciano II, 175; AIA 30 (1928), 128, 407; AIA 11 (1951), 281; AIA 15 (1955), 432-433; AIA 22 (1962), 365-366; Fr. d’Andrea, I frati minori napoletani nel loro sviluppo storico (Naples, 1967), 299-300, 312-314; Repertorio bibliografico dei frati minori napoletani (Naples, 1974), 129-131; ‘Scotismo e scotismi francescani delle province di Napoli’, in: Giovanni Duns Scoto nel VIII centenario della nascità (Naples, 1967), 235; Hombres y documentos de la filosofía española, ed. Gonzalo Díaz Díaz (Madrid: Editorial CSIC, 1991) IV (H-LL), 315; DHGE 26, 213-214.

 

 

 

 

Isidorus Felix de Espinosa (Isidoro/Isidro Félix de Espinosa, 1679-1755)

OFM. Mexican friar. Born in 1679 in Querétaro. Studied with the Jesuits and entered the Colegio de Propaganda Fide de la Santa Cruz in his home town. He died in the San Francisco de México friary in 1755. Held several offices and became the official chronicler of the San Pedro y San Pablo de Michoacán province.

editions

Crónica de la provincia franciscana de los apóstoles San Pedro y San Pablo de Michoacán, 2nd. ed. Nicolás Léon (Mexico: Imprenta El Tiempo, 1899/reprint 1945).

Crónica de los colegios de Propaganda Fide de la Nueva España. New Edition with Notes and Introduction, ed. Lino Gómaz Canedo (Washington: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1964).

literature

AIA 16 (1921), 327; AIA 32 (1929), 44-47; Miguel B. McCloskey, ‘Fr. Isidoro Félix de Espinosa. Companion and biographer of Margil’, The Americas 7 (1951), 283-295;

 

 

 

 

Isidorus Gutierrez (Isidoro Gutiérrez, fl. c. 1701)

OFMDisc. Member of the San Juan Bautista province (Valencia).

literature

AIA 18 (1922), 80; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 126 (no. 394).

 

 

 

 

Isidorus Kirnigi (Isidoro/Giovanni Felice Kirnigi, 1667-1737)

OFM. Friar from Southern Tyrol. Born at Bolzano (18 May 1667). Entered the Franciscan order in his home town in 1687, taking the name Isidoro. Was ordained priest in June 6, 1691, and embarked on a career as a local minister and caretaker, putting special emphasis on spiritual counselling of the ill. In 1700, Isidoro, supported by his provincial Johann Aichberger, started an initiative to establish a female Franciscan order active in the world. Isidoro was helped by the Franciscan nun Maria Hüber, one of his spiritual disciples. Maria started with a school in Brixen (Bressanone), and therewith started an educational movement that spread throughout Tyrol. Isidoro died at Brixen on 16 January 1737. At least 135 letters by Isidoro to Maria and her sisters still survive.

literature

M. Vettori, Die Tertiar-Schulschwestern in Süd- und Nord Tirol. Ihr Werden und Wirken, 1700-1955 (Innsbruck, 1955/2nd ed. 1973).

 

 

 

 

Ivan Lukacis (1585-1648)

OFMConv. Composer. Probably born in Sibenik, where he was baptised. Entered the Conventual Franciscans in his early teens, receiving the name Ivan. Was sent to Italy in 1600 to study theology and music. He was a Baccalaureus theologiae by 1612 and obtained the title of Magister musicae in Rome on 23 March 1615. Already a year prior, he was maestro di cappella during the feast of St. Jerome in the Croation church of Saint Jerome in ROme. Ivan returned to Šibenik in 1618 and around 1620 moved to Split (Dalmatia). There he became guardian of the Franciscan friary as well as director of music at Split cathedral. In Split he remained active as musician, choir leader and composer. He died in Split in 1648. The Sacrae cantiones published by him in 1620 reflect in part his musical development in Italy, and his adoption of early baroque-style techniques.

editions

Sacrae cantiones singulis binis ternis quaternis quinisque vocibus concinendae (Venice: A. Gardano, 1620). For a modern edition, see: Sacrae Cantiones (Venezia 1620). Mottetti a 1-5 voci, Corpus Musicum Franciscanum (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 1986). Some of these compositions were printed in other collections as well. Hence one of the motets was included in Deliciae sacrae musicae… Quas ex lectissimo lectissimorum nostri aevi musicorum penu, quaternis vocibus, cum basso ad organum applicato, suavissime modulandas exprompsit… ac… publice posuit, Ioannes Reininger (Ingolstadt, 1626). Five motets from the Sacrae cantiones ended up in Promptuarii musici concentus ecclesiasticos CCXXXVI. selectimos, II. III. & IV. vocum. Cum basso continuo & generali, organo applicato, e diversis et praestantissimis Germaniae Italiae et aliis aliarum terrarum musicis collectos exhibens, pars tertia… Opera et studio Joannis Donfrid, scholae Neccaro Rottenburgicae, nec non ad D. Martini ibidem musices moderatoris (Strasbourg, 1627).

literature

Dragan Plamenac, 'Music of the 16th and 17th Centuries in Dalmatia', in: Papers Read by Members of the American Musicological Society 1939 (New York, 1944), 21-51; Dragan Plamenac, 'Music in the Adriatical Coastal Areas of the Southern Slavs', in: Music in the Renaissance, ed. Gustav Reese (New York, 1959), 757-762; Dragan Plamenac, 'Tragom Ivana Lukacica i nekih njegovih suvremenika', Rad JAZU 351 (1969), 63-90 [on Ivan Lukacis and his contemporaries]; Lovro Zupanovic, 'Umjetnost Ivana Lukacica Sibencanina', Radovi Instituta JAZU u Zadru 13-14 (1968), 377-400 [On the baroque music of Ivan Lukacic of Sibenik); Lukacic. Zbornik radova znanstvenoga skupa odrzanog u povodu 400. obljetnice rodenja Ivana Marka Lukacica (1585-1985), ed. Ljudevit Maracic (Zagreb, 1987) [A collection of essays on the composer at the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his birth]; Koraljka Kos, 'Vertonungen lateinischer Texte von Schutz und Lukacic. Vergleichende Analyse/Schutzove i Lukaciceve skladbe na latinske tekstove. Usporedna analiza', in: The Musical Baroque, Western Slavs, and the Spirit of the European Cultural Communion/Glazbeni barok i zapadni Slaveni u kontekstu europskog kulturnog zajednistva, ed. S. Tuksar (Zagreb, 1993), 45-61, 197-213.