Pope Alexander III (1159–81): The Art of Survival (Church, by Anne J. Duggan,Peter D. Clarke PDF

By Anne J. Duggan,Peter D. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0754662888

ISBN-13: 9780754662884

Alexander III used to be some of the most very important popes of the center a long time and his papacy (1159-81) marked an important watershed within the background of the Western Church and society. This booklet presents an extended late reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing jointly 13 essays which overview latest scholarship and current the newest learn and new views. person chapters disguise subject matters reminiscent of Alexander's many contributions to the legislation of the Church, which had an incredible impression upon Western society, significantly on marriage, his kinfolk with Byzantium, and the extension of papal authority on the peripheries of the West, in Spain, Northern Europe and the Holy Land. yet dominant are the main clashes among secular and non secular authority: the war of words among Henry II of britain and Thomas Becket and then Alexander finally secured the king's co-operation and the pope's eighteen-year clash with the German emperor, Frederick I. either the papacy and the Western Church emerged as better associations from this fight, mostly as a result of Alexander's management and resilience: he really mastered the paintings of survival.

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