Pope Innocent 3rd 1160/61-1216: To Root Up and to Plant

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BRILL, 2003 M01 1 - 316 pages
This book is a biography of Pope Innocent III. Avoiding the many scholarly controversies concerning the pope, it offers a concise and balanced portrait of the man and his pontificate. Its chronological organization-unusual in biographies of Innocent-enables the reader to see how the pope was usually dealing with many different subjects at the same time, and that the events in one aspect of his life could influence his views of other topics. This structure, together with the thorough documentation, can provide new insights even for scholars well-versed in his pontificate. Written in clear, jargon-free English, the book also gives the students and general reader a good sense of this pope and of the medieval papacy.

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CHAPTER Two The Beginning
CHAPTER THREE The Great Princes 11981200
CHAPTER FOUR Curia and City 12001203
CHAPTER FIVE The Fourth Crusade 12031204
CHAPTER Sıx Jews and Heretics 12051207
CHAPTER SEVEN Defense of the Church 12071212
CHAPTER EIGHT Renewal 12121214
CHAPTER NINE Council and Crusade 1215
CHAPTER TEN The End 12151216

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John C. Moore, Ph.D. (1960) in History, Johns Hopkins University, is Emeritus Professor of History at Hofstra University. As author and editor, he has published extensively on Innocent III and on the subject of love in the middle ages.

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