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Innocent III: Leader of Europe

J Sayers

Innocent III: Leader of Europe

J Sayers

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Innocent III (r.1198-1216) has long been thought the greatest pope of the high Middle Ages - the high point of papal power and papal claims over the secular world. In pursuit of his theory of papal monarchy, he excommunicated King John of England, deposed Emperor Otto IV of Germany and forced King Philip Augustus to take back the wife he had repudiated. He launched both the Fourth and the Albigensian Crusades. He convened, and dominated, the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), one of the most important theological conferences of the medieval period. he gave St Francis permission to start an order of preaching friars, who became the Franciscans. No other pope, in pursuit of papal supremacy over secular states, dared or achieved so much - though history was subsequently to make his political victories hollow. This book a reassessment of his complex and many-faceted career.;It examines Innocent's background and complex character, studying his record as a temporal ruler struggling to establish a firm hold on the papal states.;It considers the influences on him, tracing the development of his though, showing how he was influenced by the past and where he was an original thinker.;It also explores his response to the rising challenge to religious orthodoxy in Western Christendom - his attitude to the crusading movement (both his crusades turned out to be against Christian communities) and his involvement with the new preaching orders.

- Publisher Innocent III (r.1198--1216) has been considered the greatest pope of the high Middle Ages: he launched the Fourth Crusade, sent an army against the Albigensians, convened the Fourth Lateran Council, and in his struggle for the supremacy of the spiritual over the temporal power, excommunicated both King John and the Emperor Otto IV. In him, many of the abiding concerns and contradictions of the medieval papacy are powerfully embodied. This study reassesses his life, achievements and impact, against their full European background.

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Innocent III (r.1198-1216) has long been thought the greatest pope of the high Middle Ages - the high point of papal power and papal claims over the secular world. In pursuit of his theory of papal monarchy, he excommunicated King John of England, deposed Emperor Otto IV of Germany and forced King Philip Augustus to take back the wife he had repudiated. He launched both the Fourth and the Albigensian Crusades. He convened, and dominated, the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), one of the most important theological conferences of the medieval period. he gave St Francis permission to start an order of preaching friars, who became the Franciscans. No other pope, in pursuit of papal supremacy over secular states, dared or achieved so much - though history was subsequently to make his political victories hollow. This book a reassessment of his complex and many-faceted career.;It examines Innocent's background and complex character, studying his record as a temporal ruler struggling to establish a firm hold on the papal states.;It considers the influences on him, tracing the development of his though, showing how he was influenced by the past and where he was an original thinker.;It also explores his response to the rising challenge to religious orthodoxy in Western Christendom - his attitude to the crusading movement (both his crusades turned out to be against Christian communities) and his involvement with the new preaching orders.
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Innocent III (r.1198--1216) has been considered the greatest pope of the high Middle Ages: he launched the Fourth Crusade, sent an army against the Albigensians, convened the Fourth Lateran Council, and in his struggle for the supremacy of the spiritual over the temporal power, excommunicated both King John and the Emperor Otto IV. In him, many of the abiding concerns and contradictions of the medieval papacy are powerfully embodied. This study reassesses his life, achievements and impact, against their full European background.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • The Pope's Reputation And Character, The Sources For The History Of The
  • Pontificate
  • The Pope And Papacy
  • Politics, Power And Propaganda
  • Law And Society
  • Authority And Protest - The Christian Life
  • The Papacy And The Wider World - The Frontiers Of Christendom
  • Final Assessment.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 72581
  • Product Code 0582083419
  • EAN 9780582083417
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Longman
  • Publication Date Feb 1994
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.031kg

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