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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 25 Jun 2005
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This review is from: Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes (Yale Nota Bene) (Paperback)
A fabulous short history of the papacy, written by a great writer. Duffy manages to explain, in simple language accessible to all, how Rome's Bishops managed to position themselves as leaders of Western Christianity, and why they split from the Eastern Orthodox Church. Anyone interested in European history must take account of the popes and their influence, and I know of no other book that explains it as well.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2011 10:52:40 BDT
Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes (Yale Nota Bene)
Have you read 'The Popes' by John Julius Norwich? His book is witty, lively and a little over long, but he quotes extensively from Duffy. Which is how I got on to the book, and your review
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