Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire

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Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire Feudalism was government at its simplest level More sophisticated governments begin to emerge o Papacy o Holy Roman Empire Papacy The Pope Political power from 600-1860 It ruled territory, had an army, had a bureaucracy Papal states were ruled by the pope as a political institution Rome fell in 476 AD to the Germans After the fall of Rome, the Ostrogoths ruled from 476-540 AD In 540, a new conqueror, the Byzantine Empire ruled from 540-590 Neither empire had the resources to keep up Rome In 590, the Lombards, another German tribe, threaten Rome The Lombards were arryan Christians, not good o The senate and families of Rome appealed to the archbishop of Rome to save them o Archbishop- Pope Gregory the Great 590-604 Pope Gregory negotiated with the Lombards not to sack the city of Rome People were so thankful for what he did, they asked him for political leadership in addition to spiritual leadership
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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