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The pope who would be king : the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe

Author: David I Kertzer
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Documents the story of the violent revolution that signaled the end of the political power of the popes and resulted in the emergence of modern Europe.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated books
Church history
Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope; Pius, Papst
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David I Kertzer
ISBN: 9780812989915 0812989910 9780198827498 0198827490
OCLC Number: 999577208
Description: xxx, 474 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: The beloved. The conclave ; The fox and the crow ; An impossible dilemma ; Papal magic ; The tide turns ; Fending off disaster ; The assassination ; The escape --
Part two: The reviled. The reactionary turn ; Revolution ; Pressuring the Pope ; The friendly army ; The French attack ; Negotiating in bad faith ; Battling for Rome ; The conquest ; The occupation --
Part thee: The feared. Applying the brakes ; Louis Napoleon and the Pope ; The unpopular Pope ; "Those wicked enemies of God" ; Returning to Rome --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: David I. Kertzer.
Local System Bib Number:
ocn999577208

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The untold story of the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signalled the birth of modern Europe.  Read more...
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Following his double biography of Pope Pius XI and Mussolini, this volume furnishes us with what might be regarded as the dramatic prelude to that story. It shares many of the qualities of Kertzer's Read more...

 
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