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Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

 
 
 
 
Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
Author: Maureen C. Miller
ISBN 13: 9780312404680
ISBN 10: 312404689
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2005-01-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
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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.