La cattedrale e la città. Monarchia, episcopato, comunità cittadina nella Napoli angioina
N. 1, GENNAIO-MARZO
The cathedral and community in Angevin Naples
This study re-examines the various, and often poorly interpreted, sources of financing for the construction of the Neapolitan cathedral (13th-14th centuries). Although King Charles II of Anjou, in a document from 29 August 1299, takes credit for founding the city’s new cathedral, it was also built with the economic aid of the city community, and probably also of the Neapolitan Archbishop, whose engagement, while not documented, has been erroneously emphasized in recent studies. The building’s ordinary maintenance activities were financed mainly by the Archbishops, while monarchs and the city community still collaborated towards extraordinary maintenance.