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By Brenda Bolton,Anne J. Duggan

The 12 months 2000 witnessed the 900th anniversary of the beginning of Adrian IV, the one Englishman to take a seat at the papal throne. His brief preach of 4 and a part years, distracted through hindrance and controversy and because it was once via an 18-year schism, might be judged a low element within the historical past of the papacy. The stories during this publication problem the view that Adrian used to be little greater than a cipher, the software of strong factions within the Curia. this is often the 1st large-scale paintings on Adrian on the grounds that 1925, and is supported via a considerable appendix of correct assets and records in dealing with translation. family members with the Empire, the Norman state and the Patrimony are all noticeably reassessed and the authenticity of 'Laudabiliter' reconsidered. even as, the religious, academic and devotional contexts within which he was once working are absolutely assessed; his actions in Catalonia and his legatine challenge to Scandinavia are tested within the mild of contemporary examine, and his specified dating with St Albans is explored via his privileges to this nice abbey. those reviews through major students within the box, including the introductory bankruptcy by means of Christopher Brooke, demonstrate an lively and engaged pope, reacting creatively to the demanding situations and crises of the Church and the world.

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