Oxford Univeristy Press, 1987, Black Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, Reprint
gilt titles spine; "lhe papacy is the oldest of all Western institutions with an unbroken existence over almost 2,000 years. For much of its history, from the early struggles to establish the primacy of the See of Peter to the development of the modern papacy in the late nineteenth century, spiritual and temporal power have been inextricably mingled in the person of the pope. Writing for people of every religious allegiance and none, John Kelly gives here concise accounts not only of all the officially recognized popes from St Peter to John Paul 1I, but also of all their irregularly elected rivals, the socalled antipopes. He also records in an appendix the once generally credited, but long discarded, tradition that at some date in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh century there was a popess called Joan. The entries are arranged in chronological order so that each pope can be studied in his own historical context; this arrangement also means that the book is in effect a continuous history of the papacy, while the alphabetical list of popes and antipopes and full index make it a convenient work of reference."; mint condition in similar price-intact D/J.; including index - 347 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Catholicism; Popes; Papal History; Italy; Reference. ISBN: 0192139649. ISBN/EAN: 9780192139641. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: THG00079.