Henry IV of Germany 1056-1106

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 4, 2003 - History - 408 pages
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This is the first book in English devoted to the German king and emperor Henry IV (1056-1106), whose reign was one of the most momentous in German history and a turning-point in the history of the medieval empire (the kingdoms of Germany, Italy and Burgundy). The reign was marked by continuous rebellions and fluctuating fortune. Earlier monarchs had also witnessed conflict between crown and aristocracy, but Henry IV's reign differed in that his conflicts could never be definitively resolved either by negotiation or by war. During the 1070s the young king gained a lasting reputation for tyranny, while his assertion of the crown's traditional rights over the imperial church aroused papal opposition. The alliance between the German princes and the papacy haunted Henry IV for the rest of his life. He meanwhile, by turns opportunist and compromiser, dedicated himself at all times to preserving the traditional rights of the monarchy.
 

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Contents

The minority 10561065
19
Henry IV and Saxony 10651075
63
THE CONFLICT WITH DOPE GREGORY VII
105
Henry IV the imperial Church and the reform papacy 10651075
107
Worms Canossa Forchheim 10761077
143
Civil war in Germany 10771081
171
The second Italian expedition 10811084
211
EMPEROR HENRY IV 10841106
237
The pacification of Germany 10841089
239
Henry IV the imperial Church and the papacy the third Italian expedition 10901097
275
The restoration of royal authority in Germany 10971103
296
The end of the reign 11031106
321
CONCLUSION
345
Bibliography
370
Index
397
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