Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312404689

ISBN-13: 9780312404680

Edition: 2005

Authors: Maureen C. Miller

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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.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Maureen C. Miller is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800-1200 , The Bishop's Palace: Architecture and Authority in Medieval Italy , and The Formation of a Medieval Church: Ecclesiastical Change in Verona, 950-1150 , all from Cornell, and Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict: A Brief Documentary History .

A Note about the Texts and Translations
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: The Investiture Conflict in Western History
Power and the Holy on the Eve of the Investiture Conflict
Power and the Holy before the Millennium
Movements for Reform
The Investiture Conflict
The Consequences of Reform
The Contemporary Legacy
The Documents
Movements for Reform
Responses to the Carolingian Crisis
Rodulphus Glaber, Description of the Peace and Truce of God, ca. 1036-1046
Bishops of the Auvergne, Canons of the Council of Le Puy, 994
Monastic Reform
William of Aquitaine, Foundation Charter of the Monastery of Cluny, 910
Peter Damian, On the Life of Hermit Romuald of Ravenna, 1042
Clerical Celibacy and Simony
Peter Damian, A Letter to Bishop Cunibert of Turin, 1064
Andrew of Strumi, Description of the Preaching of Ariald in Milan, ca. 1075
Arnulf of Milan, On the Patarenes, ca. 1072-1077
Pope Gregory VII, A Letter to Adela, Countess of Flanders, November 10, 1076
Humbert of Silva Candida, On Simony, 1058
Peter Damian, On Simony, 1052
Canonical or "Free" Election
Gerhard of Augsburg, How Ulrich Became Bishop of Augsburg, ca. 993, and Berno of Reichenau, How Ulrich Became Bishop of Augsburg, ca. 1030
King Dagobert Invests Saint Omer, 11th Century
Annales Romani, Description of the Synod of Sutri, ca. 1046, and Bonizo of Sutri, Description of the Synod of Sutri, ca. 1085
Wibert, How Bruno of Toul Became Pope, 1054?
Roman Synod, Papal Election Decree, 1059
The Investiture Conflict
The Combatants: Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII
An Account of Henry's Minority, ca. 1106
Pope Gregory VII, A Letter to Supporters in Lombardy, July 1, 1073
Pope Gregory VII, Letter to Duke Rudolf of Swabia Concerning Henry IV, September 1, 1073
Pope Gregory VII, The Dictatus papae, 1075
The First Confrontation
Pope Gregory VII, Admonition to Henry, December 8, 1075
Emperor Henry IV, Response to Gregory's Admonition, Early 1076
Lampert of Hersfeld, Account of Canossa, ca. 1077
Pope Gregory VII, A Letter to the German Princes, January 1077
Civil War
Sigebert of Gembloux, An Antiking Is Elected, 1077
Roman Synod, The Decrees against Lay Investiture, November 19, 1078 and March 7, 1080
Pope Gregory VII, A Letter to Hermann of Metz, March 15, 1081
Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, A Letter to Hugh Candidus, ca. 1084-1085
Pope Gregory VII, Deathbed Testament, ca. 1085
Ivo, Bishop of Chartres, A Letter to the Apostolic Legate Hugh of Lyon, 1097
Emperor Henry V and Pope Calixtus II, The Agreements of Worms, 1122
The Consequences of Reform
Lay Engagement with the Faith
Baudri of Dol, The Preaching of Robert of Arbrissel, ca. 1118
Walter Map, Description of the Waldensians, ca. 1180-1183
Pope Innocent III, A Rule for the Third Order of the Humiliati, June 7, 1201
Robert the Monk, The Calling of the First Crusade, ca. 1100-1125
Bernard of Clairvaux, On the New Knighthood, ca. 1128-1136
The Clergy
Martin and Anziverga, Gift to Their Son Adam, May 30, 1060, and John, Lease to Martin dal Danno, February 1156
Eudes Rigaud, Archbishop of Rouen, Visitation to Inspect His Clergy, 1248
A Disputed Election at Auxerre, 1116
William of Newburgh, Account of Thomas Becket's Martyrdom, ca. 1190-1198
The Papacy
Pope Adrian IV, A Papal Bull, 1156
Papal Ceremonial in a Fresco from SS. Quattro Coronati, 13th Century
Bernard of Clairvaux, On Papal Sovereignty, ca. 1148-1153
Garcia, Criticism of the Papacy: The Relics of Saints Silver and Gold, ca. 1100?
Sanctity and Just Rulership
Manegold of Lautenbach, On Tyranny, ca. 1085
Guibert of Nogent, On Royal Powers, ca. 1125
Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, The Canonization of Charlemagne, January 8, 1166
The Coronation Rite of Reims, ca. 1230
The Tomb of Edward I, Mid-14th Century
A Chronology of the Origins and Consequences of the Investiture Conflict (313-1201)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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