The Papal Reform 1046–1073

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Papal Reform 1046–1073

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The generation after 1050 saw a revolution in the government of the Roman church, which became increasingly independent of both the local Roman nobility and the German emperors. Reformers demanded a stricter separation between clergy and laity and the abolition of clerical marriage and simony. The word papatus, papacy, was first used and the cardinals became a more international body.

Keywords: Burchard of Worms; concubinage; Leo IX; marriage of clergy; papacy; papal reform; patarini; simony

Chapter.  13143 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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