1 total

Additional Information

Read more
Published on
Dec 31, 1886
Read more
Read more
Read more
Best For
Read more
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Hardcover, xvi, 211 pp. Originally published: Cambridge: At the University Press, 1915. 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. Revised from Poole's Birkbeck lectures delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1913.
"It contains a vast amount of information very clearly arranged, and in a small compass: and an examination of the references shows that Dr. Poole has an enviable command of the widely scattered literature of his subject. There is no other work in English which deals with the machinery of the early Papal Chancery, and the diplomatic and palaeographical characteristics of its productions. Even those who have ready access to the manuals of Giry and Bresslau will find much new material here, especially in the chapter dealing with the 'cursus' and in the valuable appendices. English lawyers will take special pleasure in the chapter which relates to the criticism of documents at the Papal court, where, as in England, so much depends on the verification of seals." --32 Law Quarterly Review 226 (1916)
Reginald Lane Poole [1857-1939] was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford; Keeper of the University Archives, 1909-1927; Assistant editor of the English Historical Review on its foundation in 1885 and later editor until 1920. He is the author of Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought (1884) and The Exchequer in the 12th Century (1912). With William Hunt, he edited The Political History of England, 12 volumes (1905-1910)."
©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.