By James M. Powell

James M. Powell right here bargains a brand new interpretation of the 5th Crusade's historic and social impression, and a richly lucrative view of existence within the 13th century. Powell addresses such questions because the measure of well known curiosity within the crusades, the spiritual weather of the interval, the social constitution of the club of the campaign, and the results of the recruitment attempt at the outcome.

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12 He summoned the prior of Grandmont, the head of the order, to appear before him to answer the charges. When that official refused, stating that he was forbidden by the rule of the order to leave his house, Robert suspended him from office. In the meantime, the prior had appealed to the pope, who had assumed jurisdiction in Brought to you by | New York University Bobst Library Authenticated Download Date | 2/11/15 12:55 AM The Testing Ground 37 the case, and he succeeded in bringing the thunder of Rome down on the head of Robert Courcpn on the grounds that he had intervened in a case that was already before the papal court.

He had served as chancellor for Philip of Swabia and had supported the candidacy of Frederick II against Otto IV in the contest for the imperial throne. 25 Disturbed political conditions in Germany affected die hierarchy, many of whom were deeply involved on one side or die other in the struggle between Frederick and Otto. The archbishops of Mainz and Magdeburg supported Frederick, while Dietrich of Cologne favored Otto IV. 26 In all probability, these Brought to you by | New York University Bobst Library Authenticated Download Date | 2/11/15 12:55 AM 24 Anatomy of a Crusade political problems influenced the selection of many of the crusade procurators.

Roscher, Innocenz III, 153—58. For a different view on John's assumption of the vow, see Christopher R. Cheney, Pope Innocent III and England, 262—63. 21. Mayer, Crusades, 205. 22. Mayer and Roscher have relied on the works of Paul Alphandery, La Chretiente et I'idee de croisade, and E. Delaruelle, L'idee de croisade, as well as the substantial literature on the papacy and the reform movements of the twelfth century. 23. " 24. See appendixes 2, 3, and 4. The basis for this research was the list published by Rohricht in his Studien zur Geschichte desfunften Kreuzzuges, 79—135, augmented by Beatrice N.

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