The wartime and post-war reception of Caesarius of Arles

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This article focuses on the reception of Caesarius, bishop of Arles, from the end of his fourteenth centenary in 1942 to the beginning of his fifteenth in 1970, with particular attention to religious and political contexts. It also considers, though more selectively, trends in the study of Caesarius after 1970 that illustrate both continuity with the immediate post-war period, especially in the local veneration of his memory, and new questions and approaches closely tied to current trends in the study of religious and political change in the early Middle Ages.

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