The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes AD 715-817
Translated with commentary by Raymond Davis
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 AD 715 onwards Texts and Commentaries Abbreviations The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes 9l Gregory 11 (715-731): introduction translation 92 Gregory III (731-741): introduction translation 93 Zacharias (741-752): introduction Domuscultae translation 94 Stephen 11 (752-757): introduction translation 95 Paul (757-767): introduction translation 96 Stephen III (768-772): introduction translation 97 Hadrian I (772-795): introduction translation 98 Leo III (795-816): introduction The Chronology of the Life of Leo III The Catalogue of Donations in 807 Omissions from the Catalogue of 807 translation 99 Stephen IV (816-817): introduction translation Glossary Bibliography Index of Persons and Places Maps of Italy and of Rome
Davis’s Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes is more than just a translation; it is an invaluable contribution to the study of the early middle ages.
Anyone interested in the revolutionary developments of the 715 to 817 period…will welcome Davis’s valuable work.
Catholic Historical Review
Size: 210 × 147 mm
Publication: February 1, 2007
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 13