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University of Fribourg

The Pope's body

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Agostino Paravicini Bagliani (born 19 November 1943, Bergamo) is an Italian historian, specializing in the history of the papacy, cultural anthropology, and in the history of the body and the relationship between nature and society during the Middle Ages.



He received his PhD in humanities in 1968 and his professorship at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1978. From 1969 to 1981 he was Scriptor of the Vatican Library, and from 1972 to 1981 Professor of Codicology at the Vatican School of Palaeography, Diplomatics and Archivistics. From 1981 to 2009 he was full professor of medieval history at the University of Lausanne. He teaches at the University of San Raffaele "Vita-Salute" in Cesano Maderno (Milan) and at the Institute of Italian Studies, University of Italian Switzerland (Lugano).

From 2000 to 2003 Paravicini Bagliani was vice president, and from 2005 to 2007 president of the Union Académique Internationale (UAI). In 2008 he became president of the Società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo latino (SISMEL – Certosa del Galluzzo, Florence), and in 1989 editor of the book series Cahiers lausannois d'histoire médiévale. Since 1993 he edits the periodical Micrologus. Natura, scienze e società medievali (SISMEL – Edizioni del Galluzzo), and since 1997 the book series La corte dei papi (Rome, Viella); from 1998 the series Micrologus' Library (SISMEL – Edizioni del Galluzzo), as well as the series Edizione Nazionale "La Scuola Medica Salernitana" from 2006. In 2002 he became editor of the periodical Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia. In 2009 he became Chairman of the Edizione Nazionale dei Testi Mediolatini. He is also a contributor of Italian newspapers, such as La Repubblica and L'Osservatore Romano.

Awards and honours

In November 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes of the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1995 he received the Prize of the City of Empoli, in 1997 the Prize of the City of Ascoli Piceno and in 1998 the International Prize of Finale Ligure.


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