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Database of the Letters of Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085): Which letter is in which collection?


Registrum IV, 2

Common name of letterRegistrum IV, 2
Pages in Caspar's edition from 293 to 297 (►dMGH)
Number in JL 5000
Type of document(Normal) letter
(from Caspar's edition)
Gregory VII answers Bishop Hermann of Metz:
that all who associate with King Henry IV are banned;
that he as pope had the right to ban the king, because biblical and canonical authority clearly states that the power of the church is higher than that of the world;
that all communion with the King automatically leads to deprivation of episcopal ordo.
He also gives further instructions.
Place of issueTivoli or Rome
(Caspar prints "Rom", without any explanation. Maybe just a mistake.)
Date of issue1076 August 25
Address lines GREGORIUS episcopus servus servorum Dei Herimanno Mettensi episcopo salutem et apostolicam benedictionem
IncipitMulta interrogando a me valde occupato...
Datum line Data Tiburis VIII Kalendas Septembris Indictione XIIII
Is included in
Name of collection Number, page, chapter... within collection Textual features

Beno of San Silvestro, Gesta Romanae ecclesia contra Hildebrandum

book 3, cap. 7, p. 389-390

just a part

Liber pontificalis

p. 283

A very small part

Register of Gregory VII

book 4, no 2

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