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Rome and the Invention of the Papacy: The Liber Pontificalis

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The remarkable, and permanently influential, papal history known as the Liber pontificalis shaped perceptions and the memory of Rome, the popes, and the many-layered past of both city and papacy within western Europe. Rosamond McKitterick offers a new analysis of this extraordinary combination of historical reconstruction, deliberate selection and political use of fiction, to illuminate the history of the early popes and their relationship with Rome. She examines the content, context, and transmission of the text, and the ...

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Rome and the Invention of the Papacy: The Liber Pontificalis
2020, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108836821

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