Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State

Author(s): David I. Kertzer

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Draws on previously unknown documents from the Vatican archives to detail a late-nineteenth-century plot on the part of Pope Pius IX and his successor, Leo XIII, to block the unification of Italy and to seize control of Rome and the Papal States, in a colorful history marked by such key individuals


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"Kertzer. . .offers history writing at its best, and provides insight into a little-known chapter in religious and political history." Publishers Weekly, Starred "A rousing tale of clerical skullduggery and topsy-turvy politcs, laced with plenty of cross-border intrigue." Kirkus Reviews, Starred

General Fields

  • : 9780618224425
  • : Houghton Mifflin
  • : Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • : December 2004
  • : 240mm X 161mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : David I. Kertzer
  • : Hardback
  • : 357