The Republic of St. Peter
The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825 (The Middle Ages Series)
Thomas F. X. Noble
The Republic of St. Peter seeks to reclaim for central Italy an important part of its own history. Noble's thesis is at once original and controversial: that the Republic, an independent political entity, was in existence by the 730s and was not a creation of the Franks in the 750s.Noble examines the political, economic, and religious problems that...
First Published in 1984