The Conflict Renewed: The Question of Investiture (1099–1122)

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 Conflict Renewed: The Question of Investiture (1099–1122)

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The conflict continued, but narrowed to a more specific issue over the lay investiture of bishops. Compromise was negotiated in the Concordat of Worms. The period saw a transformation in the administrative structure of the Roman church, with an organized body of cardinals, a chamberlain with financial authority and a chancery within the newly named ‘curia’. The whole period since 1050 had created a heritage of hostility between empire and papacy in place of ancient ideals of co‐operation.

Keywords: Anselm of Canterbury; cardinals; Concordat of Worms; curia; emperor; Henry V; Ivo of Chartres; lay investiture; Pascal II

Chapter.  8572 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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