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Breviarum Hipponense
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This is a wonderful essay, especially about the transmission of the Breviarium Hipponense.  Although mentioned a couple of times, more examles of the content of these canons may help the reader to understand their significance. 

The Breviarium Hipponense (Hippo Breviary) is a compendium of 37 canons (plus several more from a separate manuscript tradition) drafted at the Council of Hippo in 393 CE but neither revised nor formally ratified until 397 CE. Aimed chiefly at clergy, the canons…

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Merdinger, Jane, “Breviarum Hipponense”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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