A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe

A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...only postponed by the stratagems of Urban. Henry V, having succeeded his father as King of Germany, and having carried on successful wars with Hungary, Poland, and Bohemia, in 1110 reasserted his rights of investiture, and in the following year proceeded to Rome to wring from the new pope, Paschal II, the concession of his claims. This well-meaning but timid pontiff had renewed the prohibition of lay investiture by a council held in the Lateran, and had endeavored to insure his safety by a new alliance with the Normans and by obtaining from the Romans a solemn promise to defend him; but the appearance of Henry V in Italy placed him in a most difficult position. Although Henry carried in his train "men of letters able to Chap, v give reasons to all comers," the vigor and determination with i002-n25 wnich e n&d mastered the situation in Germany and his conduct on his line of march filled Italy with terror. Encamped at Sutri, Henry, after the usual assurance of good intentions, opened negotiations with the Pope for the settlement of the differences between them and for the imperial coronation. The Holy Father, determined to defend the spiritual rights of the Church, whose freedom and purity were imperilled by lay investiture, resolved to make a great sacrifice, and proposed a complete separation of the temporal and ecclesiastical functions. The bishops were to surrender their feudal rights, with all their temporal properties and prerogatives, while the King was to renounce his claim to lay investiture and accord entire freedom to the Church under the jurisdiction of the Pope. The Holy See was, however, to retain its temporalities, which were to be confirmed anew by Henry on becoming emperor. The offer was a seductive one, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860780
  • 9781236860781