The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825

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The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s. Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that impelled the central Italians--and a succession of resolute popes--to seek emancipation from the Byzantine Empire. He delineates the social structures and historical ...

The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 1984, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812279177

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The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 1984, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812212396

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