CANON LAW

J006 – Ecclesiastical Archives

G. RIGOTTI

Course Information

Professor: Gianpaolo Rigotti gianpoalorigotti@gmail.com

Schedule: Mon. V-VI, 2nd sem., 2 cr., 3 ECTS

Content

  • The Church and Archives: history and typology of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Archives, of the Patriarchal and Eparchial Curia, of Parishes, of Religious Orders
  • Ecclesial Archival Legislation: Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (1990) and the Laws of the Archives of the Holy See (2005) promulgated by John Paul II.
  • Titles of classification; parish books; research instruments (guides and inventories).
  • Guided visits to the historical archives of Rome.

Objective

  • Recovery, protection, evaluation of archival materials.
  • Methodology of archival research (exegesis and citation of documentary sources).

Bibliography

A. Romiti, Archivistica generale. Primi elementi, Lucca 2011;

 

E. Boaga & S. Palese & G. Zito (ed.), Consegnare la memoria. Manuale di archivistica ecclesiastica, Firenze 2003;

 

G. Rigotti, L’archivio della Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali: dalla Costituzione apostolica “Romani Pontifices” (1862) alla morte del card. Gabriele Acacio Coussa (1962), in Fede e martirio. Le Chiese orientali cattoliche nell’Europa del Novecento, Vaticano 2003, 247-295;

 

P.V. Pinto (ed.), Commento al Codice dei Canoni delle Chiese Orientali, Vaticano 2001, 124-125, 229-232, 264-266 (can. 123, 256-261, 296);

 

Pont. Commissione Beni Culturali, La funzione pastorale degli archivi ecclesiastici, Bologna 1997.