The Discord of Empire and Papacy 1073–1099

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 Discord of Empire and Papacy 1073–1099

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Their relations were led from tension to violent conflict by Gregory VII, whose name has (wrongly) been given to the whole transformation of the government of the church, called the Gregorian reform. The issue began over the appointment of bishops and led to sentences of mutual deposition by pope and emperor. The whole period was one of fierce dispute over ideology between radicals and supporters of the old order.

Keywords: Anselm of Lucca; Dictatus Pape; emperor; empire and papacy; Gregorian reform; Gregory VII; Henry IV; schism; Urban II

Chapter.  11192 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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