The Power of the Pope During The Middle Ages: Or, An Historical Inquiry Into The Origin Of The ... The Power of the Pope During The Middle Ages: Or, An Historical Inquiry Into The Origin Of The ...

The Power of the Pope During The Middle Ages: Or, An Historical Inquiry Into The Origin Of The Temporal Power Of The Holy See, And The Constitutional Laws Of The Middle Ages Relating To The Deposition Of Sovereigns. With An Introduction On The Honours And Temporal Privileges Conferred On Religion And Its Ministers By The Nations Of Antiquity, Especially By The First Christian Emperors

Gosselin, Jean Edme Auguste; Rev. Matthew Kelly (Translator)

Published by C. Dolman, London, 1853
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Small quarto. XXXVI, 342, XV, [3], 411, [1]pp. Original red cloth with gold lettering on spines. Captivating work on the power and influence of the Popes during the Middle Ages. This was the period of the crusades where thousands of Medieval people from all walks of life travelled nearly three thousand miles to the Holy Land. The Militant religious zeal of the popes and the promise of redemption from sins made the crusades popular. The Catholic church became the universal and unifying institution. The religious fervor of the Popes of the Middle Ages transferred into medieval culture. A centralized Catholic church was realized under Pope Innocent III. The church and the power of the Popes was eventually weakened by quarrels between church and state. The Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses led to the end of the Feudal system and the emergence of the modern nation state. The reformers of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance culminated in the Protestant Reformation. Minor shelf wear and rubbing along edges. Front hinge of second volume starting. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29018

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Title: The Power of the Pope During The Middle Ages...

Publisher: C. Dolman, London

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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