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Constantine's donation to the 'bishop and pope of the city of Rome'

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The salutation urbis Romae episcopo et pape in the forged Donation of Constantine is generally supposed to mean 'to the bishop of the city of Rome and Pope', not 'to the bishop and pope of the city of Rome', on the grounds that a Western writer of the eighth century would not have added any qualifier to the term 'Pope'. This claim is disproved by chapter 14 of the Donation, while other documents from the eighth century reserve the locution urbis Romae papa for distinguished ...

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10.1093/jts/fli006

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M. J. Edwards More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Theological Studies Journal website
Volume:
56
Issue:
1
Pages:
115-121
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1477-4607
ISSN:
0022-5185
URN:
uuid:50e66f98-4a26-4f94-beb7-9e0a5e58d2ac
Local pid:
ora:3755
Language:
English
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