Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 743 pages
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The reign of Pope Gregory VII (1073-85), who gave his name to an era of Church reform, is critically important in the history of the medieval church and papacy. Thus it is surprising that this is the first comprehensive biography to appear in any language for over fifty years. H. E. J. Cowdrey presents Gregory's life and work in their entirety, tracing his career from early days as a clerk of the Roman Church, through his political negotiations, ecclesiastical governance, and final exile at Salerno. Full account is taken of his turbulent relations with King Henry IV of Germany, from his first.

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H. E. J. Cowdrey is Emeritus Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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