Session 209: Eugenius III, II: At Home and Abroad
Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45
|Moderator/Chair:||Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London|
|Paper 209-a||Eugenius III and the Roman Commune|
|Paper 209-b||Eugenius III Reclaims the Patrimony of St Peter|
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History
|Paper 209-c||Eugenius III at Cîteaux, 1147|
Abstract a: Pope Eugenius III began his pontificate with Rome in open rebellion and a newly-formed commune determined to wring political concessions from the papacy. He reached agreement with the commune on at least two occasions but found it impossible to find a lasting compromise. This paper investigates to what extent Eugenius’s troubles were a legacy of the Schism of 1130 and assesses his success in marginalizing the commune during the politically-charged negotiations for the abortive imperial coronation of Conrad III, only to see it reinvigorated by the preaching of Arnold of Brescia, sent to Rome by Eugenius as a penance.