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Der Konzilsgesandte

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In the spring of 1438 the reputation of Lodovico Pontanos had increased noticeably in Council Fathers. After Pontano had condemned the decree text of the second session of the Council of Ferrara in a speech before the Congregation General on March 8, Lodovico Pontanos wrote two letters to the Byzantine Emperor. The first letter of the Byzantine emperor was still issued in October 1437 and brought by the returning ambassadors from Constantinople Opel. In the second letter the Byzantine Emperor justified shortly after the arrival of the Greek delegation in Venice's decision to travel to Ferrara, especially with regard to the fragility of many Greek participants. In the following days and weeks, the Council Fathers were preparing their own diplomatic offensive. Pontanos embassy speeches to the Duke of Savoy consist predominantly of reuse and recombination of elements of the Council's speeches. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Byzantine Emperor; Constantinople; Council Fathers; Council of Ferrara; Der Konzilsgesandte; Duke of Savoy; Greek delegation



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