Poole, Reginald L. Lectures on the History of the Papal Chancery Down to the Time of Innocent III. Originally published: Cambridge: At the University Press, 1915. xvi, 211 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774860. ISBN-10: 158477486X. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * Papal Bulls and other documents produced by the Cancellaria Apostolica comprise one of the most important bodies of western canon and ecclesiastical law. They were especially important during the early and high medieval era, the period considered in this incisive study. Poole analyzes the paleographic features of documents produced between the ninth and early thirteenth centuries and their modes of transmission. Turning to the authors, he outlines the history of the Papal Chancery and the characteristics of its literary style. He concludes with a group of useful appendixes containing sample documents and bibliographic data.
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