Epistulae imperatorum pontificum aliorum inde ab a. CCCLXVII usque ad a. DLIII datae Avellana quae dicitur collectio

Epistulae imperatorum pontificum aliorum inde ab a. CCCLXVII usque ad a. DLIII datae Avellana quae dicitur collectio

by Otto Guenther (Editor)

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Overview

This edition of the so-called 'Collectio Avellana' was published in two volumes, with a Latin commentary, by the German scholar Otto Guenther (1864-1924) in 1895-8. The collection consists of 244 documents dating from 367 to 553, including many imperial and papal letters, acts and other material, compiled at some point in the middle of the sixth century. Some of the documents are unique, making the work an important scholarly resource. Guenther used the oldest and best surviving manuscript, now in the Vatican Library: the first volume consists of documents 1-104, and the second of documents 105-244, with appendices and indices. The material ranges from letters about the enlargement of St Paul's basilica in Rome by Theodosius I to disputes between Rome and Constantinople, and the brief schism at the death of Pope Zosimus: schism, heresy and the restoration of papal control are recurring themes throughout the compilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108083522
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2018
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Epistolae 105-243; Index scriptorum; Index personarum et locorum; Index rerum et verborum; Index initiorum.

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