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The Resource The two powers : the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century, Brett Edward Whalen

The two powers : the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century, Brett Edward Whalen

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The two powers : the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century
Title
The two powers
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the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century
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Brett Edward Whalen
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eng
Summary
Historians commonly designate the High Middle Ages as the era of the "papal monarchy," when the popes of Rome vied with secular rulers for spiritual and temporal supremacy. Indeed, in many ways the story of the papal monarchy encapsulates that of medieval Europe as often remembered: a time before the modern age, when religious authorities openly clashed with emperors, kings, and princes for political mastery of their world, claiming sovereignty over Christendom, the universal community of Christian kingdoms, churches, and peoples. At no point was this conflict more widespread and dramatic than during the papacies of Gregory IX (1227-1241) and Innocent IV (1243-1254). Their struggles with the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II (1212-1250) echoed in the corridors of power and the court of public opinion, ranging from the battlefields of Italy to the streets of Jerusalem. In The Two Powers, Brett Edward Whalen has written a new history of this combative relationship between the thirteenth-century papacy and empire. Countering the dominant trend of modern historiography, which focuses on Frederick instead of the popes, he redirects our attention to the papal side of the historical equation. By doing so, Whalen highlights the ways in which Gregory and Innocent acted politically and publicly, realizing their priestly sovereignty through the networks of communication, performance, and documentary culture that lay at the unique disposal of the Apostolic See. Covering pivotal decades that included the last major crusades, the birth of the Inquisition, and the unexpected invasion of the Mongols, The Two Powers shows how Gregory and Innocent's battles with Frederick shaped the historical destiny of the thirteenth-century papacy and its role in the public realm of medieval Christendom. -- Publisher
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Whalen, Brett Edward
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943/.025
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1238
LC item number
.W47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
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  • Gregory
  • Innocent
  • Frederick
  • Popes
  • Church and state
  • Papacy
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Church history
  • Sovereignty
  • Frederick
  • Gregory
  • Innocent
  • Friedrich
  • Gregor
  • Innozenz
  • Church and state
  • Church history
  • Papacy
  • Popes
  • Sovereignty
  • Europe
  • Hoheitsgewalt
  • Kaiser
  • Landeshoheit
  • Papst
  • Souveränität
  • Vorherrschaft
  • Weltliche Macht
  • Heiliges Römisches Reich
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The two powers : the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century, Brett Edward Whalen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1052858322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780812250862
Lccn
2018044569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1052858322
Label
The two powers : the papacy, the empire, and the struggle for sovereignty in the thirteenth century, Brett Edward Whalen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1052858322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780812250862
Lccn
2018044569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1052858322

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