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Piggy-backing onto Meg's query, has anyone any good suggestions for how to translate 'preposito'?  It's the term used for the head priest of a 'prepositura', and as I understand it that's a clerical community in  a privately-founded institution.  I've been using 'provost' but am open to better suggestions.

Laura

Dr. Laura Jacobus
Senior Lecturer in History of Art
Birkbeck College, University of London

 
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On 5 November 2015 at 14:38, Neslihan Senocak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Hi,

Yes, archpriest is the highest dignity in most of the Italian cathedrals. Not so much a translation, but the office duties seem to correspond to those of the "dean" in the English and Norman cathedrals.

Best,

Nesli

Neslihan Senocak
Associate Professor of History (Medieval Europe)
Columbia University









On Nov 5, 2015, at 9:17 AM, "Cormack, Margaret Jean" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> Greetings all,
> I´m wondering if there is a good English translation for the term 'archpriest' who in the case I am interested in appears to be the 'head' priest at a cathedral?
> Meg
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