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Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy
Title:
Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy
ISBN:
9781400067152

9780679604990
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, c2011.
Physical Description:
xiii, 512 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents:
St. Peter -- Defenders of the city (c. 100-536) -- Vigilius (537-555) -- Gregory the Great (590-604) -- Leo III and Charlemagne (795-861) -- Pope Joan (855?-857?) -- Nicholas I and the pornocracy (855-964) -- Schism (964-1054) -- Gregory VII and the Normans -- Innocent and Anacletus -- The English pope -- Alexander III and Frederick Barbarossa -- Innocent III -- The end of the Hohenstaufen -- Avignon -- Laetentur coeli! -- The Renaissance -- The monsters -- The Medici pair -- -- The Counter-Reformation -- Baroque Rome -- The Age of Reason -- The Jesuits and the revolution -- Progress and reaction -- Pio Nono -- Leo XIII and the First World War -- Pius XI and Pius XII -- Vatican II and after.
Abstract:
A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy.
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Format:
Book
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