THIS EDITION of Ferdinand Gregorovius History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages is based on the second revised edition of the English translation and matches the original page-for-page and footnote-for-footnote for accuracy of citation and is entirely reset for modern readability.
VOLUME II includes a new Introduction to the Gregorovius and his work by David S. Chambers of the Warburg Institute in London.
BOOK THREE covers from the beginning of the fifth century to the fall of the Western Empire in 476. It treats * the rise of the Church on the ruins of the Empire * St. Benedict and the spread of monasticism in Rome * The advance of the Lombards into Italy * The reign of Gregory the Great * Relations with Ravenna and Byzantium * First Confederation of Italian Cities.
BOOK FOUR extends from the pontificate of Gregory II to the coronation of Charles as emperor and includes * The career of Liutprand * The siege of Rome in 756 * Relations with Pipin and his deed of gift * Internal condition of Rome and the civil administration of the city * Struggles with the Lombards and Ravenna * The changing role of the papacy and the church * Charless visits to Rome, election and coronation of emperor.
Paperback, 600 pp.