The Popes: A History

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"The stories are glorious...stuffed with monsters, absurdities, wonders and politics... the parade is endlessly interesting" Scotsman "Norwich certainly has an eye for the tiny detail that illuminates a whole character" Mail on Sunday "A highly readable book" Sunday Times "One of the most bizarre and enjoyable history books I've ever read" Daily Express "[John Julius Norwich] approaches his vast canvas with broad brush strokes, dashing off profile after profile with aplomb, flashes of wit and a formidable accumulation of detail" Financial Times

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John Julius Norwich examines the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present. Of the 280-odd holders of the supreme office, some have unquestionably been saints; others have wallowed in unspeakable iniquity.

One was said to have been a woman, her sex being revealed only when she improvidently gave birth to a baby during a papal procession. Almost as shocking was Formosus whose murdered corpse was exhumed, clothed in pontifical vestments, propped up on a throne and subjected to trial.

From the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today, The Popes is superbly written, witty and revealing.

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John Julius Norwich
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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Julius Norwich examines the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present. Of the 280-odd holders of the supreme office, some have unquestionably been saints; others have wallowed in unspeakable iniquity. One was said to have been a woman, her sex being revealed only when she improvidently gave birth to a baby during a papal procession. Almost as shocking was Formosus whose murdered corpse was exhumed, clothed in pontifical vestments, propped up on a throne and subjected to trial. From the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today, The Popes is superbly written, witty and revealing. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099565871

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. John Julius Norwich examines the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present. Of the 280-odd holders of the supreme office, some have unquestionably been saints; others have wallowed in unspeakable iniquity. One was said to have been a woman, her sex being revealed only when she improvidently gave birth to a baby during a papal procession. Almost as shocking was Formosus whose murdered corpse was exhumed, clothed in pontifical vestments, propped up on a throne and subjected to trial. From the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today, The Popes is superbly written, witty and revealing. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099565871

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Descripción Vintage, 2012. Estado de conservación: New. 2012. Paperback. Examines the Popes, an oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present, and from the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today. Num Pages: 528 pages, col. Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.). BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCC7; HRCX1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 129 x 201 x 34. Weight in Grams: 390. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780099565871

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Descripción Vintage. Estado de conservación: New. 2012. Paperback. Examines the Popes, an oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present, and from the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today. Num Pages: 528 pages, col. Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.). BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCC7; HRCX1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 129 x 201 x 34. Weight in Grams: 390. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780099565871

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