Pseudo-Petrarch

The Lives of the Popes and Emperors

Translated
by
Aldo S. Bernardo
and Reta A. Bernardo

Introduction by
Tania Zampini

Illustrations   vi
Translators’ Preface   vii
Introduction   xi

Introduction

xi

Description and Genre

xi

Sources

xii

The Book as Artifact and Its History

xvii

Authorship

xxiv

Petrarch’s De viris illustribus

xxv

Pseudo-Petrarch and the Liber pontificalis and
De viris illustribus traditions

xxviii

Conclusions

xxxv
Lives of the Popes and Emperors    
Through the First Century   1
The Second Century   22
The Third Century   36
The Fourth Century   51
The Fifth Century   69
The Sixth Century   84
The Seventh Century   101
The Eighth Century   118
The Ninth Century   131
The Tenth Century   150
The Eleventh Century   163
The Twelfth Century   174
The Thirteenth Century   189
The Fourteenth Century   213
The Fifteenth Century   225
The Sixteenth Century   244
Select Bibliography   249
Index   253
   




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