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The Book of the Popes

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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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  • A vast wealth of biographical material
  • Spans the pontificates of sixty-five Popes
  • Completely searchable by topic, name, or Scripture reference
    • Peter
    • Linus
    • Cletus
    • Clement I
    • Anencletus
    • Evaristus
    • Alexander
    • Xystus I
    • Telesphorus
    • Hyginus
    • Pius I
    • Anicetus
    • Soter
    • Eleutherius
    • Victor
    • Zephyrinus
    • Callistus I
    • Urbanus I
    • Pontianus (230–235)
    • Anteros (235–236)
    • Fabianus (236–250)
    • Cornelius (251–253)
    • Lucius (253–254)
    • Stephen I (254–257)
    • Xystus II (257–258)
    • Dionysius (259–268)
    • Felix I (269–274)
    • Eutychianus (275–283)
    • Gaius (283–296)
    • Marcellinus (296–304)
    • Marcellus (308–309)
    • Eusebius (309 or 310)
    • Miltiades (311–314)
    • Sylvester (314–335)
    • Marcus (336)
    • Julius I (337–352)
    • Liberius (352–366)
    • Felix II (355–358)
    • Damasus (366–384)
    • Siricius (384–399)
    • Anastasius I (399–401)
    • Innocent I (401–417)
    • Zosimus (417–418)
    • Boniface I (418–422)
    • Celestine I (422–432)
    • Xystus III (432–440)
    • Leo I (440–461)
    • Hilary (461–468)
    • Simplicius (468–483)
    • Felix III (483–492)
    • Gelasius (492–496)
    • Anastasius II (496–498)
    • Symmachus (498–514)
    • Hormisdas (514–523)
    • John I (523–526)
    • Felix IV (526–530)
    • Boniface II (530–532)
    • John II (533–535)
    • Agapitus (535–536)
    • Silverius (536–537)
    • Vigilius (537–555)
    • Pelagius I (556–561)
    • John III (561–574)
    • Benedict I (575–579)
    • Pelagius II (579–590)
  • Title: The Book of the Popes
  • Editor/Translator: Louise Ropes Loomis
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 169

Louise Ropes Loomis was educated at Wellesley College and received her PhD from Columbia University. She was an instructor of Greek and History at Whitman College, and later taught languages and history at Bernard College and Cornell University. She is the author and translator of numerous works including Medieval Hellenism, The Council of Constance: The Unification of the Church, Five Great Dialogues, The See of Peter, and more.

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