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on 8 September 1998
It's interesting to observe how dry academic language can take the juiciest gossip, the most outrageous of unfounded rumors, and the most gruesome tales of betrayal, debauchery, and degeneration and turn it into a tedious labor requiring considerable concentration just to keep track of the action.
Weakened by unimaginative writing, this tome is primarily of interest for its wealth of genealogical detail. It includes stories of the popes from the tenth century to the nineteenth, but there has to be a more readable source for that material.
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on 17 June 2007
An excellent book for any interested in papal genealogy and the families of the popes. There are many tables to examine and the text is informative and complements the genealogical tables. On the downside it is too expensive for what it is.
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on 2 March 2016
Excellent.
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