An illustration from Schedelsche Weltchronik depicting the structure of the Reich: The Holy Roman Emperor is sitting; on his right are three ecclesiastics; on his left are four secular electors.

Church and State in the Middle Ages

Arthur Lionel Smith [1850-1924], Church and State in the Middle Ages

Today’s free book is Arthur Lionel’s six Ford Lectures on the relationship of the Church and the state in the early Middle Ages. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Arthur Lionel Smith [1850-1924], Church and State in the Middle Ages. The Ford Lectures at Oxford in 1905. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. Hbk. pp.245. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  1. Papal Influences in the English Church of the Earlier Thirteenth Century
  2. The Papacy and the Mediaeval Law of Marriage
  3. Church and State: Grosseteste and the Unity of Christendom
  4. Protest Against Papal Abuses, 1245-1254 Matthew Paris
  5. Aims of Papal Policy, 1250-4. The Duel of Papacy and Empire
  6. The Policy of Innocent IV in Sicily and in Germany. His Character and Ultimate Influence

Image: An illustration from Schedelsche Weltchronik depicting the structure of the Reich: The Holy Roman Emperor is sitting; on his right are three ecclesiastics; on his left are four secular electors. Source: Wikipedia

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