Good book on Popes?


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Can anyone recommend a good book on the various men who have been the Bishop of Rome? I’m looking more for a history of what the popes have done than a history of the papcy itself which is more broad and theological. I was in a discussion with someone who talked about popes in the middle ages having their own armies and killing people and I realized how limited my historical knowledge of individual popes is. THANKS!

Brandon


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[quote=HistoryTeacher]Can anyone recommend a good book on the various men who have been the Bishop of Rome? I’m looking more for a history of what the popes have done than a history of the papcy itself which is more broad and theological. I was in a discussion with someone who talked about popes in the middle ages having their own armies and killing people and I realized how limited my historical knowledge of individual popes is. THANKS!

Brandon
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The best I’ve found:
The Vicars of Christ

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0806523700.01.PE34_SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg

Peace in Christ…Salmon


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