Accession Number:

ADA218350

Title:

The Two Swords Controversy and the Roots of Modern Political Theory

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

I will focus on the political and religious controversies which erupted during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. By tracing some of the varied forces at work during this period I intend to demonstrate that the accepted theory of medieval life that organized and directed all of society, secular and ecclesiastical, became increasingly in conflict with the actual institutional and cultural expressions of that life. This conflict was brought to a head by the Investiture Contest of the eleventh century and the Two Swords struggle that ensued in the following two-hundred or so years. EG

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE