Chronicles of the Investiture Contest

Frutolf of Michelsberg and his continuators
Author(s): 
McCarthy, T. J. H.
ISBN: 
9780719084706
Date published: 
November 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£17.99

This book is the first English translation of one of the most significant chronicles of the middle ages. Written in Bamberg at the end of the eleventh century, Frutolf of Michelsberg’s Chronicle offers a lively and vivid account of the great struggle between the German emperors and the papacy known today as the Investiture Contest. Together with numerous continuations written in the first quarter of the twelfth century, Frutolf’s Chronicle offers an engaging and accessible snapshot of how medieval people reacted to a conflict that led to civil war in Germany and Italy, and fundamentally altered the relationship of church and state in Western society.