By John Moorhead

In the previous few a long time there was an explosion of curiosity within the interval of overdue antiquity. instead of being seen inside a paradigm of the autumn of the Roman Empire, those centuries have end up obvious as a time of huge creativity and importance in western historical past. Popes and the Church of Rome in past due Antiquity areas the historical past of the papacy in a broader context, by way of evaluating Rome with different significant sees to teach the way it differed from those, comparing advancements past Rome which created openings for the extension of papal authority.



Closer to domestic, the ebook considers the power of the Roman church to realize entry to wealth, hold it in tricky instances, and disburse it in ways in which stronger its authority. writer John Moorhead evaluates styles within the recruitment of popes and what those recommend concerning the heritage of these who got here to papal place of work. established round a story of the papacy’s historical past from the accession of Leo the good to the demise of Zacharias II, the e-book does greater than inform what occurred among those years, making use of new ways in highbrow, cultural, and social heritage to supply a uniquely deep and holistic examine of the period.

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