Chronicle of the Popes
The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
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Chronicle of the Popes by Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
Book Description"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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500286081
(254mm x 192mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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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Author Biography - Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
Dr Peter Maxwell-Stuart is a Research Fellow in the Department of History and Economic History at the University of Aberdeen and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Reformation Studies.
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