The Lives of the Eighth-century Popes (Liber Pontificalis): The Ancient Biographies of Nine Popes from AD 715 to AD 817

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Liverpool University Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Religion - 260 pages
This volume takes up where Book of the Pontiffs stopped, dealing with the next nine biographies from the Liber Pontificalis of the Roman Church down to AD 817. This was the period when much of Italy shook off what was left of Byzantine control, when the Papacy began to develop its temporal sovereignty, and when the Lombard kingdom collapsed and the Franks began to involve themselves in the affairs of Italy. The most notable event of the period was probably the coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III - an event that was to have repercussions throughout the rest of the Middle Ages.

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Contents

THE LIVES OF THE EIGHTHCENTURY POPES
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introduction
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introduction
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introduction
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introduction
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introduction
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introduction
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introduction
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GLOSSARY
237
BIBLIOGRAPHY
243
INDEX OF PERSONS AND PLACES
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