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The Medieval Papacy

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European History in Perspective

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During the Middle Ages, the popes of Rome claimed both spiritual authority and worldly powers, vying with emperors for supremacy, ruling over the Papal States, and legislating the norms of Christian society. They also faced...

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During the Middle Ages, the popes of Rome claimed both spiritual authority and worldly powers, vying with emperors for supremacy, ruling over the Papal States, and legislating the norms of Christian society. They also faced profound challenges to their proclaimed primacy over Christendom.The Medieval Papacy explores the unique role that the Roman Church and its papal leadership played in the historical development of medieval Europe. Brett Edward Whalen pays special attention to the religious, intellectual and political significance of the papacy from the first century through to the Reformation in the sixteenth century.Ideal for students, scholars and general readers alike, this approachable survey helps us to understand the origins of an idea and institution that continue to shape our modern world.

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Provides a concise, uptodate introductory survey of papal history during the medieval period
Offers fresh perspectives on a number of distinctive themes
Helps readers to understand the role of the papacy in the politics and religious life of medieval Europe, and its continued significance today
Features analysis of primary source material and suggestions for further reading to aid study

Acknowledgements
Maps
Introduction
1. The Memory of Saint Peter
2. Empire and Christendom
3. The Reordering of the West
4. Reform and Crusade
5. Papal Monarchy
6. The Whole World to Govern
7. The Papacy in Crisis
8. The Rome at the Close of the Middle Ages
Epilogue
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index.

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Brett Edward Whalen is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

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Brett Edward Whalen is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

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