Mediaeval Europe (814-1300) by Ephraim EmertonMediaeval Europe (814-1300) by Ephraim Emerton

Mediaeval Europe (814-1300)

byEphraim Emerton

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... assembly hesitated to name a new king. If there was any principle in its action it seems to have been the same that had so often governed German policy, to gain all it could for the order of the princes while still preserving the form of a monarchical government. Active negotiations were kept up with Henry, and a final agreement was reached whereby he was to be kept practically in confinement at Speier, and, unless he should get himself freed from the excommunication before the twenty-second of February next following, his subjects should be free to consider themselves absolved from their allegiance. Individual princes seized the opportunity to force from the king substantial advantages for themselves. The Oppenheim agreement must be regarded as a demonstration of the German princes against the integrity of the kingdom itself. Henry, apparently following the dictation of the princes, retired to Speier and refrained from all public acts, but was Henr 's ar from giving up the fight. The princes had, Escape from among other things, invited Gregory to come to Spe er. Augsburg in the early part of February, and there, presiding over an assembly of Germans, to settle once for all the questions at issue. Nothing could have been more agreeable to Gregory's policy than such a step. Henry, on the other hand, desired above all things to avert precisely this mode of settling German affairs as establishing a precedent of the utmost danger. He opened secret negotiations with the pope, and even went so far as to promise to come personally to Rome and seek there the absolution demanded by the princes. This proposition Gregory distinctly rejected, and thus the issue takes, for the moment, the form of a race between the two central personages of the drama, which should get ...
Title:Mediaeval Europe (814-1300)Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217967264

ISBN - 13:9780217967266