Congratulations to Elisa Brilli for a recent co-edited publication with Johannes Bartuschat and Delphine Carron

Florence, the celebrated city-republic, dominates the historiography of medieval Italy still today. The birth and growth of the Mendicant Orders paralleled the rise of urban Europe. As attention to medieval cities has increased, so too the history of the Dominican Order has constituted a major field of study, since the Dominicans were at the forefront of the cultural and religious life of Medieval cities. The combination of these two traditions of studies precipitates a particularly fruitful research field: the reciprocal influences and interactions between the activities of Dominican intellectuals and the making of Florentine cultural identity. The essays collected in this volume explore various facets of such an interaction. Without presuming to be exhaustive, these contributions restore the complexity of the relationship between the Dominicans and the city of Florence, as well as the communal society in the broadest sense of the term.

J. Bartuschat, E. Brilli, D. Carron (eds.), The Dominicans and the Making of Florentine Cultural Identity (13th-14th centuries), Florence: FUP, 2020 (Reti Medievali Ebook, 36). Open access: 


Emilio Panella OP, Ouverture: Santa Maria Novella e Firenze: convento e città
Johannes Bartuschat, Elisa Brilli, Delphine Carron, Introduction
Delphine Carron, Iñigo Atucha, Anna Pegoretti, Chronologie de Santa Maria Novella (1291-1319)
Delphine Carron, Influences et interactions entre Santa Maria Novella et la commune de Florence. Une étude de cas: les sermons de Remigio de’ Girolami (1295-1301)
Ruedi Imbach, Une métaphysique thomiste florentine. Notule sur le traité De modis rerum de Remigio de’ Girolami
Blaise Dufal, Nicholas Trevet : le théologien anglais qui parlait à l’oreille des Italiens
Anna Pegoretti, Lo “studium” e la biblioteca di Santa Maria Novella nel Duecento e nei primi anni del Trecento (con una postilla sul Boezio di Trevet)
Cecilia Iannella, Giordano da Pisa e il pubblico. Modelli e comportamenti
Maria Conte, Gli “Ammaestramenti degli Antichi”di Bartolomeo da San Concordio. Prime osservazioni in vista dell’edizione critica
Roberto Lambertini, L’usura tra Santa Croce e Santa Maria Novella: Pietro de Trabibus e Remigio de’ Girolami a confronto
Andrea Tabarroni, Disciplinamento sociale e teologia nei Quodlibeta di Pietro de Trabibus
Sonia Gentili, Poesia e filosofia a Firenze tra Santa Croce e Santa Maria Novella
Thomas Ricklin, L’ordre dominicain dans le ciel du soleil. Dante Alighieri et la « viva giustizia » du Paradiso
Francesco Bruni, Dante, Remigio de’ Girolami, il sistema angioino: teologia e politica

Memo Regarding the CMS Practice and Mock Latin Exams, Summer 2020

Dear Students,

     As promised in the previous memo regarding our options for administering the Centre’s Latin exams in September, we are now providing the information on the practice and mock exams which all students are welcome and encouraged to participate in. Both the practice and mock exams will be offered through U of T’s Quercus platform, accessible with students’ credentials for registered U of T students and via temporary guest access for students who have not yet registered and for external participants. To obtain a Guest ID, please contact Rhonda Marley (

     All incoming and current students who have not yet passed both exams will be added to the course by June 23, along with non-CMS students currently enrolled in summer Latin courses. Other non-CMS students should contact Rhonda Marley to be enrolled, as should any current or incoming students who have not been added by June 23.

     1. Practice Exams

     A new course called “CMS Latin Exams” has been created on Quercus: ( purpose of this practice exams is to give an opportunity to the students to test and familiarize themselves with the technical aspects of writing the exam on Quercus.

     2. Mock Exams

     The mock exams will be set for Monday, July 20, 1 p.m. Eastern/Toronto time. Students who plan to write the mock exam/s need to register by July 15.

     The mock exams will contain 2 passages instead of 4 and would thus be scheduled for 1,5 hours rather than 3, as is the case for the real exams. The mock exams will be timed but not marked, although translations for self-check will be provided. The mock exams will be monitored by a member of the Latin Committee through a video-meeting on Zoom. The purpose of the mock exams is for the students to have an experience as close as possible to the real exam situation in September, and to get acquainted with the hybrid Quercus/Zoom system adopted by CMS for the September exams.

     3. Feedback from the Students

     CMS and the Latin Committee will appreciate the students’ feedback by July 31, so that any potential technical problems could be addressed in timely fashion. Please send your comments to the Chair of the CMS Student Executive Committee Laura Moncion (

For the Latin Committee

Dr. Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Chair

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