Brenda Bolton,Anne J. Duggan's Adrian IV The English Pope (1154–1159): Studies and Texts PDF

By Brenda Bolton,Anne J. Duggan

ISBN-10: 0754607089

ISBN-13: 9780754607083

The 12 months 2000 witnessed the 900th anniversary of the beginning of Adrian IV, the single Englishman to sit down at the papal throne. His brief preach of 4 and a part years, distracted through drawback and controversy and because it used to be via an 18-year schism, can be judged a low aspect within the background of the papacy. The stories during this ebook problem the view that Adrian was once little greater than a cipher, the device of strong factions within the Curia. this can be the 1st large-scale paintings on Adrian given that 1925, and is supported through a considerable appendix of proper assets and records in dealing with translation. kinfolk with the Empire, the Norman state and the Patrimony are all substantially reassessed and the authenticity of 'Laudabiliter' reconsidered. while, the religious, academic and devotional contexts within which he used to be working are absolutely assessed; his actions in Catalonia and his legatine challenge to Scandinavia are tested within the mild of contemporary examine, and his unique courting with St Albans is explored via his privileges to this nice abbey. those stories via best students within the box, including the introductory bankruptcy via Christopher Brooke, show an lively and engaged pope, reacting creatively to the demanding situations and crises of the Church and the world.

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