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Absolute monarchs [electronic resource] : a history of the papacy / John Julius Norwich.

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  • ISBN: 0679604995 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780679604990 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 512 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: St. Peter -- Defenders of the city (c. 100-536) -- Vigilius (537-555) -- Gregory the Great (590-604) -- Leo III and Charlemagne (795-861) -- Pope Joan (855?-857?) -- Nicholas I and the pornocracy (855-964) -- Schism (964-1054) -- Gregory VII and the Normans -- Innocent and Anacletus -- The English pope -- Alexander III and Frederick Barbarossa -- Innocent III -- The end of the Hohenstaufen -- Avignon -- Laetentur coeli! -- The Renaissance -- The monsters -- The Medici pair -- -- The Counter-Reformation -- Baroque Rome -- The Age of Reason -- The Jesuits and the revolution -- Progress and reaction -- Pio Nono -- Leo XIII and the First World War -- Pius XI and Pius XII -- Vatican II and after.
Summary, etc.: A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Papacy > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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