The Papacy

The Papacy : An Encyclopedia

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For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Papacy: An Encyclopedia website. Routledge is pleased to publish this acclaimed resource in a revised, expanded, and updated English language edition, translated by a team of experts in papal history. This comprehensive three-volume reference not only covers all of the popes (and anti-popes) from St. Peter to John Paul II, but also explores the papacy as an institution. Articles cover the inner workings--both contemporary and historical--of the Holy See, and encompass religious orders, papal encyclicals, historical events, papal controversies, the arts, and more. This set is destined to be the standard English-language reference for all issues concerning the papacy. Also inlcludes five maps.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1824 pages
  • 241.3 x 304.8 x 151.1mm | 4,989.57g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 26 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0415922283
  • 9780415922289
  • 1,543,431

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"Contains much that is profitable, and even entertaining, for the historian and the merely curious. Like rich stew, "The Papacy has more then enough in it to satisfy many tastes."-"The Journal of Religion "An impressive 3-volume work... This Encyclopedia, the most complete and authoritative on the papacy yet published, can be highly recommended to academic libraries, seminaries, and religious institutes."-"American Reference Books Annual, 2003 "Excellent... Highly recommended for academic and public libraries, seminaries, and religious institutes."-"Journal of Church and State, Summer 2002 "This outstanding encyclopedia will add significant depth to reference collections supporting religious and historical research."-"Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews, May 2002 "The chronological scope is impressive... This reference source belongs in all major researchcollections."-"Choice, May 2002
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Table of contents

Acts of Peter; Africa and the Papacy; Alexander I-VIII; Animals; Antioch; Antipope; Apartments, Papal; Appeal to Pope; Artists, Foreign, in Rome; Assassination; Attempts against the Pope; Avignon (Papacy of); Banking and the Papacy; Beautification; Biretta, Cardinal's; Blessed Sword; Boniface I-X; Bull; Caius (or Gaius); Calender; Canon Law; Cardinal; Cardinal Nephew; Carnival; Castrati of the Papal Chapel; Catacombs; Censure; Canonical; Cinema, Popes and; Colosseum; Consistorial Advocate; Councils, Ecumenical; Crusades; Dante; Deacons; Deposition of a Pope; Dionysius; Dispensation; Easter-Date Controversies; Elections, Papal; Encyclical; Eugene I-IV; Evangelization; Ex Cathedra; Excavations in St. Peter's; Expective Grace; Fabian; Feasts of Papal Rome; Fisherman's Ring (Anulus Piscatoris); Flabellum; Forgeries; Freemasonry; Funerals; Furnishings; Games; Gentlemen of His Holiness; Gloves; Gospels, the, and Papal Power; Great Schism of the West (1348-1417); Gregory I-XVI; Guelphs; Habemus Papam; Hadrian I-VI; Helsinki; Heraldry; Heresies; Holy Roman Empire; Holy See or Apostolistic See; Humor; Image of Rome in Literature; Imprimatur; Incardination; Indulgences; Infallability; Innocent I-XIII; Jesuits; Joan (Pope); Jurisdictionalism; Keys; Kulturkampf; Laity (Middle Ages); Latinity; Leonine City; Letters to the Pope; Liberalism; Magisterium; Marxism and the Papacy; Mass, Papal; Master of the Sacred Place; Military Ordinariates; Missal, Tridentine; Missions; Modernism; Mosaics; Museums, Vatican; Napoleonic Empire and the Papacy; Navy, Papal; Nicholas I-V; Noble Guard; Nuncio; Oldest Daughter of the Church; Opus Dei; Oxford; Palatine; Papal Ceremonial; Papistry; Patronage, Papal; Paul I-VI; Penalities, Ecclesiastical; Persecutions; Peter's Pence; Photography; Plague and the Papacy; Popemobile; Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity; Quietism; Reform, Catholic; Regalia; Registers, Papal; Resignation; Rose, Golden; Sabinian; Saracens; Scriptor; Secret, Pontifical; See, Vacant and Impeded; Seminaries; Simony; Sistine Chapel; Social Documents; Swaddling Clothes, Consecrated; Synod of Bishops; Telephone; Theocracy, Papal (Middle Ages); Tiara; Tithe; Traveler's Views of Rome and the Vatican; Travels of John Paul II; Turks; Urban I-VIII; Ursinus; Vatican City State; Vatican Radio; Vestments; Veto; Vicariate, Apostolic; World War, Second; Zephyrinus
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