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Within the Abbey complex, is situated the library-one of the eleven National Monuments added to – with attached File whose origins date back to the establishment of the monastery (sec. XI) to the need to provide books to monks, as is the rule of St. Benedict. The store, located in two halls of the late 18th century are valuable parchment manuscripts and includes paper, more than fifteen thousand scrolls, the oldest of which is the a.d. 792 Among most popular codes include: the Bible of the IX century Visigothic, Codex legum Langobardorum of the eleventh century, the Etymologiae of Isidore of 8
The library of the Abbey of Cava had to rise since the beginning of the monastery (sec. XI) to the need to provide books to monks, as is the rule of St. Benedict. In addition to the library as a place of conservation, there was also a Quarry Scriptorium, which wrote the books required for the formation of the monks of Cava and many monasteries employees: proof of this are the codes No 9 (sec. Expositio in XII) the Regum Librum until a few years ago thought of s. Gregorio Magno and now attributed to the monk Pietro di Cava, n. 18 (sec. XIII) De septem sigillis, no. 19 (sec. Xiii) Kalendarium, E
The Abbey was declared a national monument in the middle ages one of the religious and cultural centers of Southern Italy. It was founded by s. Alferio Pappacarbone, who retired in 1011 in Sahib under the great Arsiccia cave, to take life, hermit was induced by flock of disciples to build a small monastery with a small church. Expanded and converted into a basilica with multiple aisles at the time of the Abbot of St. Peter (1079-1123), the Abbey was released from the local scope, placing himself at the head of a large monastic Congregation (Ordo Cavensisis). In 1394 Pope Bonificacio IX the ele
The Badia di Cava de ' Tirreni nears completion of a millennium of life: ten centuries of monastic history continued since, in 1011, Sant'Alferio founded the monastery with happy intuition in choosing the site. An inexhaustible vitality and an enlightened cultural policy have characterized this and other famous Benedictine abbeys in the wake of the famous Abbey of Montecassino, which was even pageantry and model of elegance. Moreover, the prosperous Finance of badia cavense, owner of extensive estates in Mezzogiorno, allowed to Abbots of engaging the most prestigious artists and updated and t