Talk:Lawrence of Portugal

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Register v. Registres[edit]

Do we have a source that verifies that the English name is "Register" over the French "Registres"? My impression was that the English translation would be "Letters" not "Register". --Elonka 23:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

First of all I am wrong about the Latin word: the form is registrum not register. As I understand papal registers, they are big ledgers in which important correspondence was recorded. Sometimes a complete letter is copied verbatim, sometimes only a summary. Guzman says in the article cited here, "The Register of Pope Innocent IV contains a letter..." Check out this post by Adam [1]. Aramgar (talk) 02:25, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh! I missed this...er, five years ago. Anyway, I'm sure it's all clear now, but Innocent IV's papal register is collection of his letters and other documents, and especially the edition of them published in three volumes by Elie Berger in the 1880s. On that note, I was coincidentally doing some research in there and noticed that there is a "Friar Lawrence" present in the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1247. Apparently he was Innocent's Apostolic Penitentiary, and was a papal legate. Was it this Lawrence? If he didn't make it all the way to Karakorum, he may have at least made it as far as Acre. Adam Bishop (talk) 21:04, 13 September 2013 (UTC)