The Germanic Monarchy of the Middle Ages and Its Power Over the Church

@article{Fichtenau1961TheGM,
  title={The Germanic Monarchy of the Middle Ages and Its Power Over the Church},
  author={H. Fichtenau and T. Jaeger},
  journal={Diogenes},
  year={1961},
  volume={9},
  pages={66 - 81}
}
&dquo;We have chosen our teacher, Lord Sylvester, as Pope, and ordained and created him by the grace of God.&dquo; The Emperor Otto III wrote these words in the year 1001 in a document for Pope Sylvester II, the famous Gerbert von Aurillac.1 It is not known that Gerbert protested against this remarkable formulation, and he accepted harsh words of reproof, also contained in this document, for the &dquo;carelessness and ignorance&dquo; of his predecessors. The latest of these predecessors on the… Expand