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Henry IV of Germany 1056-1106 - I. S. Robinson

Henry IV of Germany 1056-1106

Paperback Published: 9th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521545907
Number Of Pages: 420

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This is the first book in English devoted to the German king and emperor Henry IV (1056 1106), whose reign was one of the most momentous in German history and a turning-point in the history of the medieval empire (the kingdoms of Germany, Italy and Burgundy). The reign was marked by continuous rebellions and fluctuating fortune. Earlier monarchs had also witnessed conflict between crown and aristocracy, but Henry IV's reign differed in that his conflicts could never be definitively resolved either by negotiation or by war. During the 1070s the young king gained a lasting reputation for tyranny, while his assertion of the crown's traditional rights over the imperial church aroused papal opposition. The alliance between the German princes and the papacy haunted Henry IV for the rest of his life. He meanwhile, by turns opportunist and compromiser, dedicated himself at all times to preserving the traditional rights of the monarchy."

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'... a well-written and convincing appraisal, one which will surely be authoritative for a long time ...'. The Heythrop Journal '... a very readable and sane account of Henry's long and difficult reign...'. English Historical Review

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Young King, 1056-1075p. 17
The Minority, 1056-1065p. 19
Henry IV and Saxony, 1065-1075p. 63
The Conflict with Pope Gregory VIIp. 105
Henry Iv, the Imperial Church and the Reform Papacy, 1065-1075p. 107
Worms, Canossa, Forchheim, 1076-1077p. 143
Civil War in Germany, 1077-1081p. 171
The Second Italian Expedition, 1081-1084p. 211
Emperor Henry Iv, 1084-1106p. 237
The Pacification of Germany, 1084-1089p. 239
Henry Iv, the Imperial Church and the Papacy: the Third Italian Expedition, 1090-1097p. 275
The Restoration of Royal Authority in Germany, 1097-1103p. 296
The End of the Reign, 1103-1106p. 321
Conclusionp. 345
Bibliographyp. 370
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9780521545907
ISBN-10: 0521545900
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 9th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.49  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.65

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