Chronicle of the Popes

Chronicle of the Popes

The Reign-by-reign Record of the Papacy From St. Peter to the Present

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An intimate glimpse into the shapers of religious history contains the deeds, misdeeds, data files, family relationships, key events, and more for each of the 266 Popes, from St. Peter to Benedict XVI, as well as providing a chronology of significant events that occurred during each Pope's reign. Reprint.

Norton Pub
For nearly two thousand years the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions but have also played a part—sometimes a dominant part—in the history of Europe. Martyrs, monks, noblemen, Franciscans, Dominicans, hermits, and even unordained laymen have occupied the throne of St. Peter. This book recounts the lives and deeds of all 266 popes, from Peter to Benedict XVI.With timelines, datafiles, quotations, and copious illustrations, Chronicle of the Popes is an essential reference book and a source of discovery and inspiration about one of the richest and most diverse institutions on earth.
"A handy reference work stunningly illustrated."—National Catholic Reporter. Updated to include Pope Benedict XVI.

Recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 Popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. The 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.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780500286081
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps, ports. ; 26 cm


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