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Lombard League and "Pars Ecclesie". The Second Lombard League and the Leadership of Papal Legates in the years 1239-1259
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ E STORIA  
Author/s: Gian Luca Raccagni 
Year:  2012 Issue: 136 Language: Italian 
Pages:  27 Pg. 249-275 FullText PDF:  528 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SS2012-136001
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The author examines the structural changes affecting the Lombard League after its alliance with the Papacy against Frederick II in 1239, in the light of sources so far neglected such as the works of the Bolognese rhetorician Guido Faba. He argues that as the conflict against the emperor escalated into a kind of crusade as early as 1240, the League evolved from a corporate body into little more than a multilateral coalition dealing with military and diplomatic matters. Moreover, the League came to be included in a larger Pars Ecclesie and fell under the leadership of a series of papal legates. At least until 1252, however, it held fast to a distinct identity inside the Pars Ecclesie, and evidence is not lacking of frictions between some of its members (especially Bologna) and the papal legates. The latter’s leadership, moreover, came to an end in 1258- 59, after the failure of the crusade proclaimed against Ezzelino da Romano and as a result of a deliberate policy on the part of the Holy See.
Keywords: Lombard League, city communes, Frederick II, Innocent IV, papal legates, crusades, Alexander IV, Gregory IX, Papacy, Bologna, Milan.

Gian Luca Raccagni, Lombard League and "Pars Ecclesie". The Second Lombard League and the Leadership of Papal Legates in the years 1239-1259 in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 136/2012, pp. 249-275, DOI:10.3280/SS2012-136001

   

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