The Book of the Popes is the English translation of Liber Pontificalis, a work thought to have originally been composed in the 5th or 6th century. It contains the biographies of popes from Saint Peter to Pelagius II. Along with the translation, Loomis provides commentary, illustrations, and extensive notes to add clarity and historical context for each entry.
Throughout the Middle Ages and until comparatively modern times, the Liber Pontificalis was accepted as not only the oldest but as also the most authentic existing history of the papacy. Extracts from it were incorporated into church liturgies. It was quoted as an authority by countless historians and ecclesiastical writers from the eighth century to the eighteenth, and continues to be indispensable for studying the history and policies of Rome and the Church in the Early Middle Ages.
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