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Misdated popes: a mistake in the chronology of seventh-century bishops of Rome

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The letter sent by Kyros of Alexandria to Sergios of Constantinople in 638 appears to contain a chronological contradiction: it implies that Sergios was aware before his death of the election of Severinus as the new bishop of Rome two months earlier. Given the travelling times in the seventh century, this is impossible. The problem originates in a mistake made by Louis Duchesne when calculating the chronology of the popes for his edition of the Liber pontificalis: for the period 619–49, all h...

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10.1017/s002204692200046x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Ecclesiastical History More from this journal
Volume:
74
Issue:
1
Pages:
18-38
Publication date:
2022-10-11
Acceptance date:
2022-01-14
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EISSN:
1469-7637
ISSN:
0022-0469
Language:
English
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1301344
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pubs:1301344
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2022-11-11

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