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Saints & sinners : a history of the Popes

Author: Eamon Duffy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. This new edition covers the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of the first Argentinian pope.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eamon Duffy
ISBN: 9780300206128 0300206127
OCLC Number: 868077765
Description: xiv, 513 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. 'Upon this rock' : c. AD 33-461 --
From Jerusalem to Rome --
The bishops of Rome --
The age of Constantine --
The birth of papal Rome --
2. Between two empires : 461-1000 --
Under Gothic kings --
The age of Gregory the Great --
The Byzantine captivity of the papacy --
Empires of the West --
3. Set above nations : 1000-1447 --
The era of papal reform --
From papal reform to papal monarchy --
The pinnacle of papal power --
Exile and schism --
4. Protest and division : 1447-1774 --
The Renaissance popes --
The crisis of Christendom --
The counter-Reformation --
The popes in an age of absolutism --
5. The pope and the people : 1774-1903 --
The church and the revolution --
From recovery to reaction --
Pio Nono: the triumph of Ultramontanism --
Ultramontanism with a liberal face: the reign of Leo XIII --
6. The oracles of God : 1903-2005 --
The age of intransigence --
The attack on Modernism --
The age of the dictators --
The age of Vatican II --
Papa Wojtyla --
The professor --
Crisis and resignation --
A pope for the poor --
Appendix A : Chronological list of popes and antipopes --
Appendix B : Glossary --
Appendix C: How a new pope is made --
Notes --
Bibliographical essay.
Other Titles: Saints and sinners :
Responsibility: Eamon Duffy.

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"[A] minor masterpiece which is everything good, popular history ought to be. . . . The most comprehensive single-volume history of the popes in print."-John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph (on the Read more...

 
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