Absolute Monarchs: A History Of The Papacy

15 mai 2012|
Absolute Monarchs: A History Of The Papacy de John Julius Norwich
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Norwich presents such popes as Innocent I, who in the fifth century successfully negotiated with Alaric the Goth, an invader civil authorities could not defeat; Leo I, who two decades later tamed (and perhaps paid off) Attila the Hun; the infamous “pornocracy”—the five libertines who were descendants or lovers of Marozia, debauched daughter of one of Rome’s most powerful families; Pope Paul III, “the greatest pontiff of the sixteenth century,” who reinterpreted the Church’s teaching and discipline; John XXIII, who in five short years starting in 1958 instituted reforms that led to Vatican II; and Benedict XVI, who is coping with today’s global priest sex scandal. Epic and compelling, Absolute Monarchs is an enthralling history from “an enchanting and satisfying raconteur” (The Washington Post).

John Julius Norwich was the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Absolute Monarchs. He began his career in the British foreign service, but resigned his diplomatic post to become a writer. He was a chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and the honorary chairman of the World Monume...
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Titre :Absolute Monarchs: A History Of The Papacy
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :544 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 1.2 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :544 pages, 8.2 X 5.5 X 1.2 po
Publié le :15 mai 2012
Publié par :Random House Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780812978841

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