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Original Papal Documents in England and Wales : From the Accession of Pope Innocent III to the Death of Pope Benedict XI, 1198-1304 - Jane E. Sayers

Original Papal Documents in England and Wales

From the Accession of Pope Innocent III to the Death of Pope Benedict XI, 1198-1304

By: Jane E. Sayers (Editor)

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The medieval popes conducted a vigorous correspondence with monarchs, clergy, and lay people all over western Europe. Streams of applicants made their way to the papal court for confirmations of rights, concessions, and on some occasions to get justice. The papal Chancery was the executive office, constantly on the move with the pope and the cardinals who formed the curia. Officials connected with the issue of the letters - scribes, correctors, taxators, bullators, registrars - followed the papal court. Only a small proportion of the original letters sent and received have survived. They are, therefore, very precious, not only for what they tell us about the course of events, but also for the light they throw on how papal government and administration worked. In this volume over a thousand surviving letters have been brought together, analysed, and discussed for the first time. They provide important insights not only into the activities of the papal court but also into the aspirations and desires of the petitioners.

`the present volume constitutes an impressive monument of diplomantic erudition. It represents an enormous advance in our knowledge of individual papal documents, our understanding of the papal chancery and, if last not least, of the history of England and Wales in the thirteenth century,' Ecclesiastical History, vol. 52/4 `the introduction offers numerous new and significant observations on chancery procedure' Ecclesiastical History, vol. 52/4 `magisterial, both for its expert introduction, and for its treasury of letters' Medium Aevum, vol. LXX 2001 `the culmination of almost forty years of work ... in this handsome volume ... The author has done long and laudable work ... A learned introduction and several appendices with lists of some of the officials involved add lustre to the author's accomplishment.' Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung fur Rechtsgeschichte, no 118, 9/10 `she has produced a splendid tool for anyone who needs to use the rich deposit of original papal documents received in England in the thirteenth century' Anne J. Duggan, EHR `In order to render the material as easy of access as possible, the Calendar is introduced by a masterly discussion of the form, diplomatic, and production of papal letters in the thirteenth century, and supported by a series of Appendixes' Anne J. Duggan, EHR `information is provided succinctly and clearly with a complete mastery of palaeographical and diplomatic convention' Anne J. Duggan, EHR `This is a judicious compromise between older traditions of Continental scholarship, which kept everything in the learned tongue, and the needs of a wider constituency of medieval students and scholars.' Anne J. Duggan, EHR `remarkably complete yet compact' Anne J. Duggan, EHR a splendid English contribution to the Europe-wide drive ... to produce an authoritative calendar of all surviving original papal documents for the period 1198 to 1417.

Prefacep. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. xxi
The Calendarp. 1
Innocent IIIp. 3
Honorius III (el. 18 Jul., Cr. 24 Jul. 1216; Died 18 Mar. 1227)p. 34
Gregory IXp. 59
Innocent IV (el. 25 Jun., Cr. 28 Jun. 1243; Died 7 Dec. 1254)p. 115
Alexander IVp. 211
Urban IV (el. 29 Aug., Cr. 4 Sept. 1261; Died 2 Oct. 1264)p. 293
Clement IV (el. 5 Feb., Cr. 15 Feb. 1265; Died 29 Nov. 1268)p. 316
Gregory X (el. 1 Sept. 1271, Cr. 27 Mar. 1272; Died 10 Jan. 1276)p. 331
Innocent V (el. 21 Jan., Cr. 22 Feb. 1276; Died 22 Jun. 1276)p. 353
John XXI (el. 8, Cr. 20 Sept. 1276; Died 20 May 1277)p. 355
Nicholas III (el. 25 Nov., Cr. 26 Dec. 1277; Died 22 Aug. 1280)p. 359
Martin IVp. 374
Honorius IVp. 396
Nicholas IV (el. 15 Feb., Cr. 22 Feb. 1288; Died 4 Apr. 1292)p. 409
Celestine V (el. 5 Jul., Cr. 29 Aug., Resigned 13 Dec. 1294)p. 442
Boniface VIII (el. 24 Dec. 1294, Cr. 23 Jan. 1295; Died 11 Oct. 1303)p. 444
Benedict XI (el. 22 Oct., Cr. 27 Oct. 1303; Died 7 Jul. 1304)p. 483
Appendicesp. 485
Bibliographyp. 609
Index of Incipitsp. 621
General Indexp. 629
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ISBN: 9780198202042
ISBN-10: 0198202040
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 798
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.29
Weight (kg): 1.28