Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage 860-1600 Paperback

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Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage 860-1600

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This analysis of royal marriage cases across seven centuries explains how and how far popes controlled royal entry into and exits from their marriages. In the period between c.860 and 1600, the personal lives of kings became the business of the papacy. d'Avray explores the rationale for papal involvement in royal marriages and uses them to analyse the structure of church-state relations. The marital problems of the Carolingian Lothar II, of English kings - John, Henry III, and Henry VIII - and other monarchs, especially Spanish and French, up to Henri IV of France and La Reine Margot, have their place in this exploration of how canon law came to constrain pragmatic political manoeuvring within a system increasingly rationalised from the mid-thirteenth century on. Using documents presented in the author's Dissolving Royal Marriages, the argument brings out hidden connections between legal formality, annulments, and dispensations, at the highest social level.

Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage 860-1600 by David D'Avray was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2017. The ISBN for Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage 860-1600 is 9781107660625.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2017)
Number of Pages370
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4518744
Page last updated 21st March 2018
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