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The Resource Absolute Monarchs

Absolute Monarchs

Label
Absolute Monarchs
Title
Absolute Monarchs
Statement of responsibility
John Julius Norwich
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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)
Summary
A comprehensive history of the papacy describes the defining relevance of papal authority to the Church, chronicling the unexpectedly violent and colorful historical events that have indelibly shaped the Pope's authority and station
Storyline
Writing style
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396113
Cataloging source
BT
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1929-2018
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Norwich, John Julius
Dewey number
270
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a history of the papacy
Label
Absolute Monarchs
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780679604990
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Absolute Monarchs
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679604990
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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