Chronicles of the Investiture Contest Frutolf of Michelsberg and His Continuators

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-01
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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This book is the first English translation of one of the most significant chronicles of the Middle Ages. Written in Bamberg at the end of the eleventh century, Frutolf of Michelsberg's Chronicle offers a lively and vivid account of the great struggle between the German emperors and the papacy known today as the Investiture Contest. Together with numerous continuations written in the first quarter of the twelfth century, Frutolf's Chronicle offers an engaging and accessible snapshot of how medieval people reacted to a conflict that led to civil war in Germany and Italy, and fundamentally altered the relationship of church and state in Western society.

Author Biography

T. J. H. McCarthy is Associate Professor of Medieval History at New College of Florida.

Table of Contents

1. Frutolf of Michelsberg, Chronicle (1001–1101)
2. The 1106 Continuation of Frutolf's Chronicle (1096–1106)
3. The Bamberg Imperial Chronicle (1096–1114)
4a. Ekkehard of Aura, Chronicle, book 5 (1106–16)
4b. Ekkehard of Aura, Hierosolimita
5. The 1125 Continuation of Frutolf's Chronicle (1117–25)

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