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A Dictionary of Popes

J. N. D. Kelly and Michael J. Walsh

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199295814
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726811 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199295814.001.0001
A Dictionary of Popes

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"very much a book to read or browse in as well as one to consult"New York Times

This fascinating dictionary gives concise accounts of every officially recognized pope in history, from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI, as well as all of their irregularly elected rivals, the so-called antipopes. Each pope and antipope's entry covers his family and social background and pre-papal career as well as his activities in office. Also, an appendix provides a detailed discussion and analysis of the tradition that there has been a female pope. This new edition reflects the very latest in papal research and contains additional information in the further reading sections of each entry, making the book an even more useful starting place for research into specific pontiffs.

This is a continuous history of the papacy over almost 2,000 years. It reveals how, for much of that history, spiritual and temporal power have been inextricably mingled in the person of the pope. A fascinating read for students of theology and history, as well as the general reader with an interest in Christian history.

Book.  304 pages.  239841 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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Adeodatus II (11 Apr. 672–17 June 676) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Agapitus I, St (13 May 535–22 Apr. 536) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Agapitus II (10 May 946–Dec. 955) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Agatho, St (27 June 678–10 Jan. 681) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Albert (1101) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Alexander I, St (<i>c.</i> 109–<i>c.</i> 116) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Alexander II (30 Sept. 1061–21 Apr. 1073) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Alexander III (7 Sept. 1159–30 Aug. 1181) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Alexander IV (12 Dec. 1254–25) in A Dictionary of Popes

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Alexander V (26 June 1409–3 May 1410) in A Dictionary of Popes

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