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Duffy, Eamon
Ten popes who shook the world / Eamon Duffy
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BX955.3 .D84 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Papacy -- History
Papacy -- Biography
Subject Catholic Church -- History
Subject(s) Church history
Physical Description 151 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents St Peter -- Leo the Great -- Gregory the Great -- Gregory VII -- Innocent III -- Paul III -- Pio Nono -- Pius XII -- John XXIII -- John Paul II
Summary Vivid stories of the ten popes the author judges "the most influential in history," including St. Peter, the Rock upon whom the Catholic Church was built, and follows with Leo the Great (fifth century), Gregory the Great (sixth century), Gregory VII (eleventh century), Innocent III (thirteenth century), Paul III (sixteenth century), and Pius IX (nineteenth century). Among twentieth-century popes, Duffy examines the lives and contributions of Pius XII, who was elected on the eve of the Second World War, the kindly John XXIII, who captured the world's imagination, and John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 450 years

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