Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

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Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
544
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.27 X 1.35 inches | 0.99 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812978841

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About the Author

John Julius Norwich was the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Absolute Monarchs. He began his career in the British foreign service, but resigned his diplomatic post to become a writer. He was a chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and the honorary chairman of the World Monuments Fund. John Julius Norwich died in 2018.

Reviews

"A rollicking narrative . . . [Norwich] keeps things moving at nearly beach-read pace."--The New York Times Book Review

"A highly entertaining read . . . [John Julius] Norwich has a lightness of touch and caustic sense of humour. . . . As a lively romp through two millenniums of ecclesiastical history, [Absolute Monarchs is] well-nigh infallible."--The Sunday Business Post

"Very readable and rewarding . . . Norwich possesses an easy grace with words, a gift for condensation and a wonderful instinct for the memorable and defining detail."--The Plain Dealer

"Deeply researched, Norwich's history offers a wonderful introduction to papal lives."--Publishers Weekly

"Excellent, often surprising . . . An outstanding historical survey."--Booklist

"[A] sweeping history . . . [a] cacophony of temporal sin."--Los Angeles Times