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The Medieval Papacy
     

The Medieval Papacy

by Brett Edward Whalen
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230272835
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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

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