Your search for 'dc_creator:( "Denzler, Georg" ) OR dc_contributor:( "Denzler, Georg" )' returned 1 result. Modify search

Did you mean: dc_creator:( "denzler, georg" ) OR dc_contributor:( "denzler, georg" )

Sort Results by Relevance | Newest titles first | Oldest titles first

Papal States

(883 words)

Author(s): Denzler, Georg
1. History The Papal States, or States of the Church (sing. in Ger. Kirchenstaat, Ital. Lo Stato Pontificio or Lo Stato della Chiesa), are the territories in central and southern Italy over which the pope exercised temporal sovereignty. Private and public gifts of property from the fourth century onward formed the nucleus of the church holdings, known as the Patrimony of St. Peter. Gregory I (590–604) reorganized and centralized these properties. When Stephen II (752–57) appealed for help against the Lombards, the Frankish ruler Pepin (mayor 741–68), by the oath …