Journal of the
See also:Roman Pontiffs," the name given to a collection of formulae used in the papal chancellery in preparing official documents, such as the
See also:installation of a
See also:pope, the bestowal of the
See also:pallium and the
See also:grant of papal privileges . It was compiled between 685 and 751, and was constantly employed until the 11th century, when, owing to the changed circumstances of the
See also:Church, it fell into disuse, and was soon forgotten and lost . During the 17th century a
See also:manuscript of the
See also:Liber was discovered in Rome by the humanist, Lucas
See also:Holstenius, who pre-pared an edition for publication; for politic reasons, however, the papal authorities would not allow this to appear, as the
See also:book asserted the superiority of a general council over the pope . It was, however, published in France by the Jesuit,
See also:Jean Gamier, in ,68o, and other
See also:editions quickly followed . The best
See also:modern editions are one by
See also:Eugene de Roziere (
See also:Paris, 1869) and another by T . E. von Sichel (Vienna, 1889), both of which contain critical introductions . The two existing
See also:manuscripts of the Liber, are in the Vatican library, Rome, and in the library of , St
See also:Ambrose at Milan .
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