Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes AD 715-817 (Paperback)

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By Raymond Davis (Translated by)
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In The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes, Raymond Davis continues from the year AD 715, where his Book of the Pontiffs left off as he explores the next nine biographies from the Liber Pontificalis of the Roman Church. Including the period where much of Italy shook free from Byzantine control, the eighth century also featured the development of the papacy’s temporal sovereignty, the collapse of the Lombard kingdom, and the involvement of the Franks in Italian affairs—which culminate in the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor by Pope Leo III. A fascinating addition to the papal chronicle, this volume provides a wealth of information of great value to art historians, students of European history, and the lay reader alike. “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.”—Ecclesiastical History 

About the Author

Raymond Davisread Greats at University College, Oxford. He is currently honorary senior research fellow of Queen’s University, Belfast, though he lives and works in Oxford.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846311543
ISBN-10: 1846311543
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2008
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Translated Texts for Historians Lup