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 IV, Part 1 includes an Introduction to Gregorovius and his work by David S. Chambers of the Warburg Institute, London, and Book Seven of Gregorovius History.
BOOK SEVEN covers the Eleventh Century. It treats * the relations of the Emperor and Pope to Rome * the rise of civic offices * the career of John Crescentius and the Tusculans * the rule of Benedict VIII * the attempts at church reform * the rise of Hildebrand, his reign as Gregory VII, and the Investiture Conflict * the influences of Peter Damiani and the Countess Matilda * Robert Guiscard, the Normans, and the destruction of Rome * the reign of Emperor Henry IV * the popes and anti-popes from Sylvester II to Urban II * Rome and the Crusades * music, monasteries, letters and libraries in the eleventh century.
VOLUME IV, Part 2 includes Book Eight of Gregorovius History.
BOOK EIGHT covers the Twelfth Century. It treats * the continuing conflict over investiture and the Concordat of Worms * the reign of Emperor Henry V * the rise of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily * the communal revolution of 1143 and the rebirth of the Senate * the history of the Capitoline * the life and death of Arnold of Brescia * the popes and anti-popes from Paschal II to Celestine III * Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and Pope Alexander III * the war between Rome and Tusculum and the Battle of Monte Porzio * the fall of the Tusculans * Henry VI * the development of the rioni and contrade * Roman families: the Frangipani, the Pierleoni and the Colonna * law, the Mirabilia and other literature, and architecture.
Part 1: Book 7
Paperback, 386 pp.
Part 2: Book 8
Paperback, 408 pp.