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This introduction presents an overview of the the biographies and narrative sources in the book and puts them into the context of eleventh-century papal reform. They are concerned principally with the lives of Pope Leo IX and Pope Gregory VII. Bishop Bonizo of Sutri wrote his polemical history of the Church, The Book to a Friend, in exile in Tuscany soon after the death of Gregory VII in 1085 and that pope is the central figure in the work. Paul of Bernried wrote his biography of Gregory VII in 1128, perhaps in Regensburg, drawing on a large collection of late eleventh-century Gregorian materials. Bishop Benzo of Alba completed his polemic addressed to Henry IV in 1085 in Lombardy. Finally Bishop Bruno of Segni composed his Sermon concerning Simoniacs probably in the later 1090s, when he was an active member of the papal curia.

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The Papal Reform of the Eleventh Century

Lives of Pope Leo IX and Pope Gregory VII


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