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Notitia Provinciarum et Civitatum Africae


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Notitia provinciarum et civitatum Africae is a Byzantine-era document. It is a list of the bishops and their sees in the Latin provinces of North Africa. The cause of its preparation was the summoning of the episcopate to Carthage, 1 February, 484, by the Arian King of the Vandals, Huneric (477–84). Arranged according to provinces in this order: Proconsularis, Numidia, Byzacena, Mauretania Caesariensis, Mauretania Sitifensis, Tripolitana, Sardinia. It names also the exiled bishops and vacant sees, and is an important authority for the history of the African Church and the geography of these provinces. It is incorporated in the only extant manuscript to the history of the Vandal persecution by Bishop Victor Vitensis.
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