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Pope Gregory's letter-bearers : a study of the men and women who carried letters for Pope Gregory the Great

Author: John R C Martyn
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the Lombards invading Italy, and Slavs invading Illyria, and very active slave-dealers at work, the number of men and women who reached Rome and carried a papal letter, to sort out a legal or personal problem at home, is quite surprsing, considering the slowness and the very real dangers of often long journeys in boats or on horseback. ... [T]hey came from all over the civilized world, many briefly appearing  Read more...
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Named Person: Gregory, Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R C Martyn
ISBN: 9781443838863 1443838861
OCLC Number: 792927800
Description: x, 135 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by John R.C. Martyn.
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This book covers a very interesting and informative subject that has never been studied by any scholar before, namely, the letter-bearers of the medieval period who carried most of Pope Gregory's  Read more...

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