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A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages

2nd Edition

By Walter Ullmann

Introduction by Goerge Garnett

Routledge – 2002 – 416 pages

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    978-0-415-30227-2
    December 18th 2002

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This classic text outlines the development of the Papacy as an institution in the Middle Ages. With profound knowledge, insight and sophistication, Walter Ullmann traces the course of papal history from the late Roman Empire to its eventual decline in the Renaissance.

The focus of this survey is on the institution and the idea of papacy rather than individual figures, recognizing the shaping power of the popes' roles that made them outstanding personalities. The transpersonal idea, Ullmann argues, sprang from Christianity itself and led to the Papacy as an institution sui generis.

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'A … classic … those who do not own the original will welcome its republication.'- Once More…

Name: A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Walter UllmannIntroduction by Goerge Garnett. This classic text outlines the development of the Papacy as an institution in the Middle Ages. With profound knowledge, insight and sophistication, Walter Ullmann traces the course of papal history from the late Roman Empire to its eventual decline in...
Categories: European History, Medieval History 400-1500, Religious History