Alcune note sulla Riforma della Chiesa Romana nel pienomedioevo (secoli XI-XII)


  • Francesco Renzi
  • Enrico Veneziani


The aim of this essay is to offer a historical excursus of both the
events and of the most recent international historiographical acquisitions over one
of the most important topics of Middle Ages: the so-called “Gregorian Reform”.
This concept has been much debated in the last decades by scholars, in order to
understand better the multiple implications occurred in Western Europe resulting
from the transformation of the Roman Church structure since the eleventh century.
The picture emerging from both sources and historical research, however, is very
different from the traditional image of Gregory VII and his Reform, revealing,
on the contrary, a plural, complex and various context that deeply affected the
relations between Rome and the Church in the eleventh and twelfth century.