Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2010

272 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080265

Bookseller Code (06)


A sacred city

Consecrating churches and reforming society in eleventh-century Italy

Louis I. Hamilton

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Studies MUP

  • Touches on aspects of politics, Italian communes, architecture, church history, papal history, religious reform, and ritual practice to re-examine a crucial period in the history of Christian and Western society: the Investiture Conflict Employs an integrated approach to the history of the eleventh-century reforms, placing them into the context of pan-European and local Italian history by examining how the creation of sacred space reshaped communities and fostered the reform movement Examines both church history and political history at moments when ecclesiastical and lay lords, as well as the broadest range of medieval Italian society, came together in violence or community

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