THE POPES AND THE PAPACY IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES, 476-752. Jeffrey Richards.

THE POPES AND THE PAPACY IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES, 476-752

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. Hardcover. 422 pp; scholarly study of the early medieval papacy that has been described as "the Byzantine captivity of the papacy". The author questions the previously held view that the major theme is the progressive and systematic elaboration of an idea of papal monarchy. He argues that while the papacy's power and responsibility grew during the period, it did so by a series of historical accidents rather than a coherent radical design; appendicies; dj has been price-clipped. Fine / very good +. Item #71273
ISBN: 0710000987

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