Papal Letters in the Early Middle Ages

Papal Letters in the Early Middle Ages

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An examination of the transmission and spread of papal documents in the Latin West between the 4th and 9th centuries. These documents, which were collected from the 5th century onwards, became the basis of canon law. The second part of the volume discusses the prevalence of forged decress which were attributed to the earliest popes.One may count the earlier studies on papal legislation in the early Middle Ages on one hand. The majority of the newest essays, ... His essay will be required reading for anyone interested in the evolution of papal authority. Horst Fuhrmann firstanbsp;...

Title:Papal Letters in the Early Middle Ages
Author:Detlev Jasper, Horst Fuhrmann
Publisher:CUA Press - 2001


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