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This front matter section of the book A Companion to Gregory the Great contains the table of contents, a list of contributors, abbreviations, a list of figures and editor's preface. The book offers an assessment of Gregory's activities and achievements as bishop of Rome (590-604), and considers his legacy of literary works, and their reception from the early Middle Ages to the Reformation. Gregory represented the temporal interests of Rome when it became obvious that these were being neglected by the exarch of Ravenna.

Keywords: bishop of Rome; early Middle Ages; Gregory; Ravenna



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