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Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present (Chronical Series)

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For nearly two thousand years the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions but have also played a part--sometimes a dominant part--in the history of Europe. Martyrs, monks, noblemen, Franciscans, Dominicans, hermits, and even unordained laymen have occupied the throne of St. Peter. This book recounts the lives and deeds of the popes from Peter to John Paul II.

With timelines, datafiles, quotations, and copious illustrations, Chronicle of the Popes is an essential reference book and a source of discovery and inspiration about one of the richest and most diverse institutions on earth.

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This title recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II. The dichotomy between the awesome dignity of the holy office and the all-too-human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative.

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"A handy reference work stunningly illustrated."--National Catholic Reporter

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For nearly two millennia the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions, but have also played a part--sometimes a dominant one--in the history of Europe. This book examines the lives, deeds, and misdeeds of the 264 popes, from St. Peter to John Paul II. 300 illustrations, 100 in color.

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P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Lecturer in the Department of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Gold Gato, November 9, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
When the rains start and the days darken, I love a good history volume, preferably one that doesn't require too much slogging (those are saved for laundry days). This book hit the spot...with a cup of hot chocolate to keep me company, the adventures and politics of centuries of Pontiffs kept me very enthralled indeed. Each biographical account brings the Papacy to life, with historical illustrations and maps included.

The Papacy is the last connection to the Roman Empire, breathing history, so I am always fascinated. Saintly Popes, political Popes, Crusader Popes are all here, with extra pages provided for the most important Papal leaders. There are also sidebars on various historical events, such as the Counter-Reformation. Plus, I can say I own a book that was printed in Slovenia.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780500017982
Author:
Maxwell-Stuart, Peter
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Wilkinson, Toby
Author:
Wilkinson, Toby A.
Author:
Maxwell-Stuart, P. G.
Author:
Maxwell-Stuart, Peter
Location:
London
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Popes
Subject:
Papacy
Subject:
Papacy -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Copyright:
Series:
The Chronicles Series
Series Volume:
[6]
Publication Date:
19971117
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
317 illustrations, 112 in color
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8 x 1 in 2.355 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This title recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II. The dichotomy between the awesome dignity of the holy office and the all-too-human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative.
"Synopsis" by , "A handy reference work stunningly illustrated."--National Catholic Reporter
"Synopsis" by , For nearly two millennia the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions, but have also played a part--sometimes a dominant one--in the history of Europe. This book examines the lives, deeds, and misdeeds of the 264 popes, from St. Peter to John Paul II. 300 illustrations, 100 in color.
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