Chronicle of the Popes : The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present

Chronicle of the Popes : The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present

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Chronicle of the Popes recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 Popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. The extraordinary dichotomy between the dignity of the holy office and the human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative throughout. It shows how ultimately the role has come full circle - from selfconsciously spiritual office, through embroilment in political power, and back to its spiritual roots.


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Details

Author(s)
Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
Format
Paperback | 248 pages
Dimensions
192 x 254 x 16.76mm | 7,000g
Publication date
25 Sep 2006
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
205 Illustrations, black and white; 112 Illustrations, color
ISBN10
0500286086
ISBN13
9780500286081
Bestsellers rank
482,112