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Colin Morris

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269250

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198269250.001.0001

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The Roman Church and the Empire in the Twelfth Century

The Roman Church and the Empire in the Twelfth Century

(p.182) 8 The Roman Church and the Empire in the Twelfth Century
The Papal Monarchy

Colin Morris

Oxford University Press

Worms made possible a period of relative harmony, but the design of the Hohenstaufen, Frederick Barbarossa to restore the dignity of the so‐called Roman Empire (sacrum imperium) led to renewed conflict and schism, in which the question of imperial rights in Italy was of fundamental importance. From 1194 onwards, the union of Sicily and the emperor under the Henry VI created intense political pressure on the papacy.

Keywords:   Frederick Barbarossa, Hohenstaufen, Hadrian IV, Roman Empire, sacrum imperium

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