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 Excerptum de gestis Romanorum pontificum
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Epitoma de pontificibus Romanis, Epitome de XCI Romanorum pontificum vitis

Excerpts from the deeds of the Roman popes

Abbo of Fleury

Date: Before 1004, perhaps 996

Original Language: Latin


The Excerptum de gestis Romanorum pontificum takes up 13 folios in its earliest manuscript (copied about 50 years after Abbo’s death). The work is an abridgment of a much older work, the Liber pontificalis, the first part of which was written no later than the 6th century; subsequ…

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Dachowski, Elizabeth, “ Excerptum de gestis Romanorum pontificum”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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