By Annliese Nef
The "Companion to Medieval Palermo" deals a landscape of the heritage of Medieval Palermo from the 6th to the 15th century.
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290–91. 88 The only exception might concern the remains of an establishment that has come to light in this zone, but Wilson, “Towns of Sicily,” p. 155, reckons that it could just as easily be a suburban villa. 89 One will recall that the handsome residences of the Villa Bonnano seem to collapse after the 4th century, even though they had been located in the heart of the town (Wilson, “Towns of Sicily,” p. 156). Conversely, Bonacasa Carra, “Primo cristianesimo,” p. 323, argues for the dynamism of Palermo in the Late Empire, invoking the evidence of the necropolises, but the confinement of the town within the city walls would seem to have been a deciding factor.
Calabria-Insulae, ed. Paul Fridolin Kehr (Berlin, 1975), pp. 236–38. The pope describes this establishment as monasterii mei: Registrum, V, 4. There is no castiron evidence linking it to the present-day site of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Lynn T. White, Latin Monasticism in Norman Sicily (Cambridge, 1938), pp. 123–30. This monastery did in fact have a double structure, and its suburban house, dedicated to Saint Maxim and Saint Agatha, obtained its independence in October 598, see below. 98 Italia Pontificia X, pp.
12–14. 108 Passion de saint Pellegrinus d’Agrigente, p. 246, ll. 57–61. 109 Registrum, IX, 7. 110 Registrum, IX, 38, in October 598, a complaint was submitted to Gregory the Great on the part of the Jewish community of Palermo, denouncing the wrongful seizures perpetrated by bishop Victor of Palermo, who had consecrated for christian worship the synagogas in civitate Panormitana positas cum hospitiis suis. palermo in the eastern roman empire 29 If the number of pious foundations located on Palermitan territory, within and without the city walls, is impressive, we know on the other hand relatively little about the high-flying aristocrats based in the city and liable to have endowed them.
A Companion to Medieval Palermo by Annliese Nef