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Liber pontificalis

(Lat. “book of popes”). Collection of lives of popes from Peter to Pius II (see Popes, 15); its origin traced to 6th or 7th c.; continued by various hands to 886; then continued by catalog of popes to the time of Gregory VII (see Popes, 7), when biographies were resumed.

L. Duchesne. Le Liber pontificalis: Texte, introduction et commentaire, 2 vols. (Paris, 1886, 1892); T. Mommsen, Gesta pontificum romanorum (Berlin, 1898).


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