The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 / Edition 1

The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 / Edition 1

by Thomas F. X. Noble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812212398

ISBN-13: 9780812212396

Pub. Date: 06/28/1984

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s.

Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that

Overview

The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s.

Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that impelled the central Italians—and a succession of resolute popes—to seek emancipation from the Byzantine Empire. He delineates the social structures and historical traditions that produced a distinctive political society, describes the complete governmental apparatus of the Republic, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the Franco-papal alliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812212396
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1984
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

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