The Church in Western Europe from the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century / Edition 1 by Gerd Tellenbach | 9780521437110 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Church in Western Europe from the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century / Edition 1

The Church in Western Europe from the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century / Edition 1

by Gerd Tellenbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521437113

ISBN-13: 9780521437110

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a comprehensive survey of the history of the Church in Western Europe from c. 900 to c. 1125, which is considered both as a set of institutions and as a spiritual body. The first half concentrates on the structures of religious belief and practice in the period 900-1050; the second half concentrates on the revolutionary changes associated with the rise of

Overview

This is a comprehensive survey of the history of the Church in Western Europe from c. 900 to c. 1125, which is considered both as a set of institutions and as a spiritual body. The first half concentrates on the structures of religious belief and practice in the period 900-1050; the second half concentrates on the revolutionary changes associated with the rise of the papacy to a new level of rulership. It shows how far one can talk of a "reform movement," and how the idea and ideal of papal monarchy became both the prisoner and the leader of those who sought for a renewal of Christian life. Tellenbach's survey is the work of a scholar who has been working in the field for over sixty years. It is characterized by the freshness and maturity of its judgments, which cut through many fashionable theories. No other work on this topic offers comparable range, depth and authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521437110
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's note; Author's preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Western Christendom and its environment in the tenth and eleventh centuries; 2. The church and its manifestations on earth; 3. The material existence of the churches and the clergy; 4. Religious life and thought; 5. The beginnings of the revolution in church history; 6. Gregory VII (1073–1085); 7. Continuing conflicts between established principles; 8. Pope, church, and Christendom; Epilogue; Select bibliography; Index.

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