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By Brenda Bolton,Anne J. Duggan

The yr 2000 witnessed the 900th anniversary of the start of Adrian IV, the single Englishman to take a seat at the papal throne. His brief preach of 4 and a part years, distracted by means of difficulty and controversy and because it was once through an 18-year schism, might be judged a low aspect within the background of the papacy. The reviews during this ebook problem the view that Adrian was once little greater than a cipher, the software of robust factions within the Curia. this is often the 1st large-scale paintings on Adrian seeing that 1925, and is supported through a considerable appendix of suitable resources and files in dealing with translation. kinfolk with the Empire, the Norman country and the Patrimony are all extensively reassessed and the authenticity of 'Laudabiliter' reconsidered. whilst, the religious, academic and devotional contexts within which he was once working are totally assessed; his actions in Catalonia and his legatine project to Scandinavia are tested within the gentle of contemporary learn, and his distinct dating with St Albans is explored via his privileges to this nice abbey. those reviews via prime students within the box, including the introductory bankruptcy via Christopher Brooke, display an energetic and engaged pope, reacting creatively to the demanding situations and crises of the Church and the world.

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