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Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085

Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085

by Herbert Edward Cowdrey, H. E. Cowdrey
     
 

The reign of Pope Gregory VII (1073-85) is critically important in the history of the medieval Church and Papacy. This original and authoritative study, the first for over fifty years, records the remarkable career of the Pope who started life as a humble clerk of the Roman church, gave his name to the Gregorian Reforms, and finally died in exile at Salerno. His

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The reign of Pope Gregory VII (1073-85) is critically important in the history of the medieval Church and Papacy. This original and authoritative study, the first for over fifty years, records the remarkable career of the Pope who started life as a humble clerk of the Roman church, gave his name to the Gregorian Reforms, and finally died in exile at Salerno. His reign prepared the way for an age of strong papal monarchy throughout medieval Europe.

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"This book should be applauded by students and scholars alike and is a welcome addition to the renewed scholarly attention given to Gregory's life and times in recent years."—Speculum

"[Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085] is the culmination of a life's work, and in my view it is a masterpiece."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198206460
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.70(d)

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St. Edmund Hall, Oxford

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