Download PDF by Damian J. Smith: Innocent III and the Crown of Aragon: The Limits of Papal

By Damian J. Smith

Drawing on an intensive research of the first resources, Damian Smith explores the connection among the Roman Curia and Aragon-Catalonia within the past due twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. His concentration is the hold forth of blameless III, the main politically influential medieval Pope, and the reign of King Peter II of Aragon and the 1st years of King James I. by means of analysing the sensible instance of papal activities in the direction of certainly one of its closest secular allies, the paintings deepens our realizing of the pursuits and boundaries of the Papacy, whereas making transparent the Pope's profound impact at the realm's political improvement. Marriage affairs and politics, the Spanish Reconquista, with the crusade of Las Navas, and the Albigensian campaign, during which King Peter met his demise on the conflict of Muret, are all coated. the ultimate chapters flip extra particularly to Church affairs, the kinfolk among the papacy and the bishops of the province of Tarragona, and on the good fortune of blameless III's project to reform spiritual life.

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