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Author(s): Halfond, Gregory I.
Vannes was provincial council (Councils/Synods) held in the Gallic province of Lugdunensis Tertia sometime between 461 and 491 CE, most likely in the mid-460s CE (Hefele, 1908, vol. II/2, 904–906; Pietri, 1983, 146–147; Mathisen, 1989, 192n88). At the time, this region constituted a veritable “no man’s land […] in a political vacuum between the Visigothic kingdom to the south, and the rudderless frontier provinces of northern Gaul” (Brown, 2003, 109).At the council, Paternus of Vannes was ordained bishop. The council’s acts, which contain 16 canons, assume the f…
Date: 2022-09-22


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Author(s): Halfond, Gregory I.
Two ecclesiastical councils (Councils/Synods) are attested as having assembled in the Gallic civitas (city) of Vaison between the 5th and 6th centuries CE, in 442 and 529 CE, respectively. While both were regional meetings, the canons produced at the two councils later would prove influential beyond southern Gaul thanks to their inclusion in multiple canonical collections and their utilization as precedents in subsequent conciliar legislation.The Council of Vaison (442 CE)Although the acta (acts) of the council of 442 CE (dated to Nov 13) are preserved – in their …
Date: 2022-09-22