Category Archives: Medieval Concepts

The Papal Monarchy

The Papal Monarchy is the name frequently given to the mode in which ecclesiastical government in Western Christendom expressed itself from the aftermath of the eleventh century’s Investiture Contest to at least the middle of the 16th century. The Investiture … Continue reading

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The Hierocratic Theory of Government

This theory of ecclesiopolitical government deeply influenced the later Middle Ages, and underlay most of the extravagant authority claims over the Church and her societas Christiana that the papacy made during this period. Put simply, the hierocratic theory of government … Continue reading

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