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Absolute Monarchs

A History of the Papacy

by John Julius Norwich

Hardcover, 512 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $30 |


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A History of the Papacy
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Book 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.

Awards and Recognition

4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List