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Absolute monarchs : a history of the papacy

by Norwich, John Julius, 1929-

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A comprehensive, rollicking, and timely history of the papacy. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Saint Peter
  • Defenders of the city (c.100-536)
  • Vigilius (537-555)
  • Gregory the Great (590-861)
  • Leo III and Charlemagne (795-861)
  • Pope Joan (ca. 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.
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