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Chronicle of the Popes Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart

Chronicle of the Popes By Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart

Chronicle of the Popes by Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart


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Recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 Popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. This book shows how the role has come full circle from selfconsciously spiritual office, through embroilment in political power, and back to its spiritual roots.

Chronicle of the Popes Summary

Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present by Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart

Chronicle of the Popes recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 Popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. The extraordinary 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. It shows how ultimately the role has come full circle - from selfconsciously spiritual office, through embroilment in political power, and back to its spiritual roots.

Chronicle of the Popes Reviews

'Relates the whole chronicle with gusto, including maps, time lines and extensive quotations from contemporary sources' - The Catholic Herald
'A valuable work of reference and virtually a history of the Papacy itself' - Contemporary Review

About Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart

Dr Peter Maxwell-Stuart is a Research Fellow in the Department of History and Economic History at the University of Aberdeen and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Reformation Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface * 1. The Rise to Power * 2. Struggling with East and West and the End of the World * 3. Crusades and Exile - Low Point and Recovery * 4. From Glory to Infirmity * 5. Trying to Come Full Circle * Table of Feast Days * Bibliography, Credits and Index

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GOR010652484
9780500286081
0500286086
Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present by Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
Used - Like New
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2006-03-06
248
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