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Author Stroll, Mary

Title Popes and antipopes : the politics of eleventh century church reform / by Mary Stroll
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; v. 159
Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 159.
Contents Imperial authority over papal elections -- Henry III's popes -- Leo IX (1049-1054) : the Normans and the Byzantines -- Victor II and Stephen IX -- Benedict X, antipope : Romans versus reformers -- Nicholas II (1059-1061) -- Nicholas II : papal electoral decree and break with the regency -- Nicholas II : the Normans and the collapse of imperial goodwill -- The election of Alexander II (1061-1073) -- The election of Cadalus, Honorius II -- Conflict in Rome and the abduction of Henry IV -- From Kaiserswerth to Mantua -- The Council of Mantua -- Instability following Mantua -- Ambivalence and self interest -- Conclusion : the state of the papacy at the end of the schism
Summary Concentrating on the popes and the antipopes, this book examines the perturbations of ecclesiastical reform from the mid-eleventh century to the reign of Gregory VII, pointing out what factors other than reform influenced the main personae. It demonstrates how a weak papacy reversed power with a strong empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Church history -- 11th century.
Papacy -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic.
Church history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011039354
ISBN 9004226192