by John Julius Norwich
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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.
4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
August 5, 2011 Absolute Monarchs — John Norwich's history of the papacy — spends a third week on the list.
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