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Chronicle of the Popes

by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

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from st peter to benedict xvi and everyone in between, 19 Jan. 2011

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This review is from: Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present (Chronicles) (Paperback)
Excellent work, lots of b/w and colour illustrations throughout. It's not just of interest to Catholics, as the papacy had such an influence on history generally. Thus we read of how Protestantism was encouraged by the excesses seen in the Church at that time (but how Catholicism fought back through the Counter-Reformation.) There are pages on different religious houses, on important names like Thomas Aquinas, on the Crusades, the Avignon papacy and of course details on each pope (real name, nationality, dates etc) Very interesting
  starbox | Sep 23, 2015 |
4553. Chronicle of the Popes The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present, by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart (read 1 Apr 2009) This is a profusely illustrated account of each Pope since St. Peter. Some Popes only get a sentence or two, but the book is quite carefully done, and one cannot say that the author is unfair to any of the Popes. But the book is not as detailed as Popes Through the Ages, by Joseph S. Bruscher, S.J. (read 8 Nov 1959)--that volume gives a page-size picture of each Pope, as well as a page of text for each Pope. I have read lots of papal history--19 volumes by Monsignor Horace Mann and 40 volumes by Pastor, so I can't I say I learned much new but there were things I had not heard before--or had forgotten. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 1, 2009 |
Pope by Pope account of the Papacy. ( )
  AngelaG86 | Jan 30, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500017980, Hardcover)

"A handy reference work stunningly illustrated."—National Catholic Reporter

For nearly two thousand years the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions but have also played a part—sometimes a dominant part—in the history of Europe. Martyrs, monks, noblemen, Franciscans, Dominicans, hermits, and even unordained laymen have occupied the throne of St. Peter. This book recounts the lives and deeds of the popes from Peter to John Paul II.

With timelines, datafiles, quotations, and copious illustrations, Chronicle of the Popes is an essential reference book and a source of discovery and inspiration about one of the richest and most diverse institutions on earth. 317 illustrations, 112 in color

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A companion volume to 'Chronicle of the Pharaohs' and 'Chronicle of the Roman Emperors', this book recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI.

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