Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict

Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict : A Brief History with Documents

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Historians tracing the emerging division between church and state in the West have long recognized the importance of the eleventh-century Gregorian reform movement and the investiture conflict -- events that reached a dramatic climax in Pope Gregory VII's excommunication of Emperor Henry IV. In her introduction to this ground-breaking volume, Miller recasts the narrative of reform and the investiture conflict -- traditionally portrayed as an elitist struggle between church and state -- in terms of a broad shift in conceptions of the nature of power and the holy. The volume brings together a wide selection of compelling documents -- many of which have been largely unavailable -- that allows students to place the investiture conflict within the wider context of social and political change in medieval Europe. Document headnotes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration provide further pedagogical support.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 143 x 208 x 8mm | 213g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Bundle ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0312404689
  • 9780312404680
  • 850,642

About University Maureen C Miller

MAUREEN C. MILLER is associate professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and has also taught at George Mason University and Hamilton College. A specialist in medieval European history, she received her doctorate from Harvard University. She is the author of The Bishop's Palace: Architecture and Authority in Medieval Italy (2000), which was awarded the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize of the Society for Italian History Studies, and of The Formation of a Medieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950-1150 (1993), which was a winner of the John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association.
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