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Saints and Sinners: A history of the Popes Hardcover – 1 Aug 1997

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  • Hardcover: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st Edition edition (1 Aug. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300073321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300073324
  • Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 20.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A distinguished text ... offering plenty of historical facts and sobering, valuable judgments." -- Henry Chadwick, New York Times Book Review

"A minor masterpiece which is everything good, popular history ought to be ... The most comprehensive single-volume history of the popes in print." -- John Adamson, Sunday Telegraph

"Duffy enlivens the long march through church history with anecdotes that bring the different pontiffs to life ... Saints and Sinners is a remarkable achievement." -- Piers Paul Read, The Times

"The best one-volume history of the papacy ever written." -- T. F. X. Noble

"Will intrigue the faithful as well as the skeptical." -- Economist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Eamon Duffy, President of Magdalene College, Cambridge, is also the author of The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580 (0 300 06076 9, pb. [pound]13.95*) and The Voices of Morebath (0 300 09185 0, [pound]16.95*), both published by Yale University Press. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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