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Published: 21 January 2010

372 Pages


ISBN: 9780199295814

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A Dictionary of Popes

Second Edition

J N D Kelly and Michael Walsh

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Chronologically ordered entries on every officially recognized pope in history, from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI
  • Spans almost 2,000 years of history, from the first pope right up to the present day
  • Provides information on each Pope's family, social background, pre-papal career as well as details on activites in office
  • Covers all the irregularly elected "antipopes"
  • Recommended further reading for many entries
  • Includes an appendix on Pope Joan, discussing the tradition that there has been a female pope

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly revised and updated content
  • Updated further reading recommendations

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