Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Liber pontificalis
(644 words)

The Book of Pontiffs

Unknown Authors

Date: before 540 and between 638-880s

Original Language: Latin


The book contains institutional biographies of each pope from St Peter to each author’s present. The focus is on the institutional history of the Roman see. Each Life tells the origin of the pope, the length of his reign, the church regulations he promulgated, the number of bishops, priests, and deacons he ordained, his architectural and…

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Deliyannis, Deborah M., “ Liber pontificalis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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