Eric Nelson’s article, which was awarded the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference’s Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize, looks at how the history of Paola and the Minim Order was recorded.
“The problem I came across when studying Paola was that almost none of what the written histories told me matched what documents from the actual time period said,” said Nelson.
That was when Nelson realized he had two stories: one from the 1620s written history, and one that had happened but was still largely unknown. It took several years of searching in Paris, the archives of Tour in France, as well as research in Rome to uncover the full story.
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