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Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

H. E. J. Cowdrey


The reign of Pope Gregory VII (1073–1085), 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. This book 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 ... More

Keywords: Pope Gregory VII, Church reform, Roman church, papacy, deposition, excommunication, absolution, righteousness, King Henry IV of Germany, William the Conqueror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. E. J. Cowdrey, author
St Edmund Hall, Oxford