Acta Stephani Langton Cantuarensis Archiepiscopi A.d. 1207-1228.

LANGTON, STEPHEN. MAJOR, KATHLEEN, EDITED BY.

£20.00

Publisher

Printed at The University Press.

Place

Oxford

Date

1950

Item Description

8vo. 6.5 x 10.25 inches. li + 200 pp. Introduction, headings, indexes, etc. in English, main text in Latin. In decorated green paper wrapper, which has some edge damage and light foxing on spine, but otherwise a very good copy. Deckled edges. Illustrated by 4 pages of facsimile plates. Transcription in Latin of 139 archiepiscopal acts of Stephen Langton (c.1150-128), who was Archbishop of Canterbury, 1207-28. King John refused to confirm his election, resulting in England being placed under interdict by Pope Innocent III, a strong supporter of Langton. This course of events ultimately led to the submission of the King and the granting of Magna Carta in 1215. The early documents, 1207-10 relate to this crisis and as Langton was in exile for the greater part of the period, 1207-13, the majority of the administrative acts are from 1214. They include letters, grants, charter confirmations and church appropriations. The volume has an extensive introduction in English and six appendices, including the itinerary of the Archbishop, 1207-28.

[Stock No. 26008]

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