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St. Peter's

Author: Keith Miller
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Series: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
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"This book covers the social, political, and architectural history of the church from the fourth century to the present. From the threshold, to the subterranean Roman necropolis, to the dizzying heights of the dome, this book provides rare perspectives and contexts for understanding the shape and significance of the most illustrious church in the world."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Miller, Keith, 1966-
St. Peter's.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007008182
(OCoLC)85766102
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Miller
ISBN: 9780674063631 0674063635
OCLC Number: 775602307
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 231 p.) : ill.
Contents: Approaches --
Priests and princes --
Rebirth --
Elaborations --
The shrine --
A school for artists --
Perspectives.
Series Title: Wonders of the world (Cambridge, Mass.)
Other Titles: Saint Peter's
Responsibility: Keith Miller.

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"This book covers the social, political, and architectural history of the church from the fourth century to the present. From the threshold, to the subterranean Roman necropolis, to the dizzying heights of the dome, this book provides rare perspectives and contexts for understanding the shape and significance of the most illustrious church in the world."--BOOK JACKET.

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The most enjoyable book [of the year] was "St. Peter"'s by Keith Miller, a witty and entertaining account of the most famous church in the world, still standing firm against the tides of tourism that Read more...

 
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