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Clement V : Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought - Sophia Menache

Clement V

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought

Hardcover Published: 30th July 2012
ISBN: 9780521592192
Number Of Pages: 368

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Clement V, the first 'Avignon' pope, led the Church during nine critical years, 1305-14. Elected two years after the outrage committed upon Boniface VIII at Anagni, Clement saw as his main goal the restoration of harmonious relations with the leading monarchs of Christendom. In achieving his aim, he paved the way for the Church in the modern period. This book provides the first complete analysis of Clement's pontificate from the two complementary viewpoints offered by diplomatic documentation and by narrative sources. Their point of convergence validates a re-evaluation of the Avignon 'Babylonian captivity' of the papacy. As a result, Clement's pontificate no longer appears as a shameful surrender to Capetian interests. Rather, it demonstrates a consistent scale of priorities, among which the recovery of the Holy Land was accorded pre-eminence.

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"This study, based on extensive research into primary sorces, re-evaluates the reign of Bernard de Got...who became Pope Clement V in 1305." Theology Digest "...this is a book that carries weight, and its extensive bibliography and detailed referencing will be a boon for future scholars." The Catholic Historical Review

Clement V
Church policy
Crusade and mission
The council of Vienne and the Clementinae
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ISBN: 9780521592192
ISBN-10: 0521592194
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th July 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.7