The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes

(Liber Pontificalis)

Translated with commentary by Raymond Davis

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ISBN: 9780853234791

Publication: February 1, 1995

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 20

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In The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes the translator and commentator continues from the year AD 817, reached in his The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes (Liverpool, 1992), and deals with the remaining ten biographies of the Liber pontificalis down to AD 886, when compilation ceased. The volume thus completes the translation, begun in The Book of Pontiffs (Liverpool, 1989), the first translation into any modern language apart from continuations written from the late eleventh century onwards.

Raymond Davis read Greats at University College, Oxford, where he subsequently took a BPhil degree in the Later Roman empire and wrote his Doctoral thesis on donations to churches during the fourth and fifth centuries recorded in the Liber Pontificalis. He is now Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Queen’s University, Belfast, and having taken early retirement, he lives and works in Oxford, continuing to specialise in the Later empire and to delve ever deeper into his favourite text.

Preface Introduction The Manuscripts of the Liber Pontifical is for the lives from A.D. 817 onwards Texts and commentaries Abbreviations The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes 100 Paschal (817-824): introduction translation 10 1 Eugene 11 (824-827): introduction translation 102 Valentine (827): introduction translation 103 Gregory IV (828-844): introduction translation 104 Sergius 11 (844-847): introduction translation 105 Leo IV (847-855): introduction chronology and summary translation 106 Benedict III (855-858): introduction translation 107 Nicholas (858-867): introduction chronology of life translation 108 Hadrian 11 (867-872): introduction translation Addendum: Life 108 in MS Parisinus 2400 (there are no lives numbered 109-111) 112 Stephen V (885-891): introduction translation Glossary Bibliography Index of Persons and Places Map of Rome in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries at end of volume

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 147 mm

360 Pages

Copyright: © 1995

ISBN: 9780853234791

Publication: February 1, 1995

Series: Translated Texts for Historians 20

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