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The Papacy - Bernhard Schimmelpfennig

Paperback Published: 1st April 1971
ISBN: 9780231075152
Number Of Pages: 338
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Bernhard Schimmelpfennig chronicles the institution of the papacy and its influence on the culture, politics, and economy throughout the decline of the Roman emparie, Byzantine rule, and the Middle Ages in his book, "The Papacy." The full spectrum of the institutional Medieval Church is examined as Schimmelpfennig presents its evolution through liturgical, political, artistic, cultural, and economic developments, as well as social changes that occurred under the papacy's influence such as a revamping of marriage laws, housing construction, and food distribution.

Chapters cover the Roman congregation of the apostolic and post-apostolic eras (110-113 CE) through the time of Constantine the Great (r. 310-337), onto the papacy at the peak of its power (1198-1303), and finally ending with the papacy of the Renaissance (1447-1534). A salient feature of the book is the new light shed on Rome as the physical setting of the Vatican and the marked influence it has had on the papacy. For example, the vast papal construction projects of the late fifteenth century demonstrate the papal power exerted over the Roman civic administration.

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For far too long most English-speaking students have been directed to one of several lop-sided introductions to the medieval papacy. . . . The virtue of Schimmelpfennig's book [is] that it presents the papacy 'as the papacy, ' as a religiopolitical entity in its topographical, liturgical, and economic setting. This is no surprise inasmuch as the author is one of those rare historians sensitive to those issues.

The Roman Congregation Before Constantine the Greatp. 1
The Papacy and Rome Until the Death of Theodoric (526)p. 15
The Papacy Under Byzantine Rule (until 774)p. 52
The Papacy Under Carolingian Rule (774-904)p. 88
The Papacy Under the Influence of the Roman Nobility (904-1046)p. 1O8
The Papacy During the Investiture Contest (1046-1123)p. 130
The Expansion of Papal Authority (1124-1198)p. 151
The Papacy at the Peak of Its Power (1198-1303)p. 170
The Papacy in Avignon (1303-1378)p. 198
Schism and Reform (1378-1447)p. 219
Restoration and Renaissance (1447-1534)p. 237
Summary and Outlookp. 260
Appendixp. 269
Selected Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 315
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231075152
ISBN-10: 0231075154
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 1st April 1971
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.04  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.46

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