Pope John the Eighth and the Arabs

@article{Engreen1945PopeJT,
  title={Pope John the Eighth and the Arabs},
  author={Fred E. Engreen},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1945},
  volume={20},
  pages={318 - 330}
}
JOHN THE EIGHTH, Pope of Rome from 8792 to 882, is not generally included among the half dozen of Roman bishops whose personality and policy have decided the fate of centuries. But his figure always interested the historians. With John's death the first murder of a pope2 the Papacy, from a position to allot thrones to kings and emperors, tumbles down into the darkest decades of its history. Further, from none of the popes between Gregory the First and Gregory the Seventh do we possess a larger… 
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