Florence Medina, LEO III
and evaluator assigned at BMPD Main and BM SM Manila;
And last year the trophy was won by Durham and Tees Valley member Sarah Wilkinson with Leo III
Thomas Noble examines the rise and fall of the archbishopric of Lichfield, established informally the year after the 786 papal mission to England instigated by Hadrian, and though legitimated in due course, suppressed by Leo III
The crowning of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III
on Christmas Day 800 was more for Leo's benefit than Char-lemagne's.
Brubaker's really significant claims are that, contrary to what the sources say, the emperor Leo III
[717-741] was not opposed to religious images, his son Constantine V [741-775] was only a moderate iconoclast, and monks particularly opposed iconoclasm.
Among their topics are sources of spiritual truthfulness in late antique texts and life, the boundaries of orthodoxy in the works of Athansius and John of Ephesus, the emergence of martyrs' shrines in late antique Iran, imperial patronage of icons from Justinian II to Leo III
, the Saint Syrus dossier and hagiography as an instrument for political claims in Carolingian northern Italy, and hagiography and authority in ninth-century Francia.
Recent historiography confirms Munz's account of Pope Leo III
(750-816) as a clever operator, surviving the physical assault on him which took place in Rome in 799.
For example, John VII did not build a bishop's palace on the Palatine (118), nor did the Byzantine emperor Leo III
write in Latin (123), and the Major Litany was penitential (145).
Pope Leo III
crowned Charlemagne Emperor--and official guardian of the Catholic Church.
In historical terms, the controversy lasted 726-843, launched by emperors Leo III
and son Constantine V, countered by John of Damascus' eloquent defence of iconodulia and the 731 Roman synods of Pope Gregory III, halted by the Second Nicene Council (787) and the empress Irene (797), renewed by Leo V and Theophilus, at whose death Iconoclasm was finally quashed.
Pius X, now officially sainted, was elected in 1903 at age 68 after the quarter-century reign of Leo III
and served just 11 years.
His victories over the Lombards strengthened papal authority in Italy, and on December 25, 800, Pope Leo III
invested Charlemagne as Emperor of the Romans at Christmas Mass in St.