Innocent III: Leader of Europe 1198-1216 :: Jane Sayers

Innocent III: Leader of Europe 1198-1216 :: Jane Sayers soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!

London & New York: Longman, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Maps (5); List of abbreviations;

From the cover: Innocent III (elected 1198, died 1216) has long been thought the greatest pope of the high Middle Ages. He launched the Fourth Crusade, sent an army against the Albigensians, and convened the Fourth Lateran Council. In his struggle with the most powerful monarchs of western Europe to assert the supremacy of the spiritual over the temporal power, he excommunicated King John, placed England under an interdict, forced Philip Augustus of France to take back the wife he had repudiated, and had the Emperor Otto IV deposed.

But how solid is his reputation? To what extent was he personally responsible for the events of his reign? How far did he influence the massive changes of his time the claim of the papacy to intervene in European affairs, and to act as universal arbiter and lawgiver? Were the great challenges that he met new? Was it particular circumstances that made it possible for him to leave his imprint on Eur…

In the Medieval World series.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xiii) 222 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing History Catholic Church catalogue?



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