Absolute Monarchs

Absolute Monarchs

A History of the Papacy

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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From author John Julius Norwich comes the astonishing story of the papacy, capturing nearly two thousand years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal.
Publisher: Old Saybrook :, Tantor,, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781452624228
1452624224
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (1 sound file (18 hr., 57 min., 31 sec.)) : digital.
Contents: 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: From author John Julius Norwich comes the astonishing story of the papacy, capturing nearly two thousand years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal.

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Jul 23, 2015

Probably not what I thought it would be, despite interesting take on line of popes. It did send me to google a few.

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