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    Netgalley #28Many thanks to David Kertzer Random House and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased reviewI knew nothing about this period in history and I'm Catholic so now I feel guilty which

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    The Pope who would be King is tremendously entertaining and highly informative for a reader possessing a modest knowledge of the history of Italian Unification The subject is the Roman Republic which was proclaimed on February 9 1849 and suppressed by the French Army on July 2 1849 The goal of the author is to

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    This is a well researched well written and unexpectedly gripping account of the reign of Pius IX the last pope to govern central Italy as a secular and absolute monarch The narrative mostly focuses on the first tumultuous years of his papacy from his election in 1846 through his well meaning beginnings amid an antiuated government o

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    The tumultuous life of Pope Pius IX Here is an opportunity to study the life of Pope Pius IX and take a journey through the history of Roman Catholic Church that paved the way for modern Europe Following the death of Pope Gregory XVI 1831–46 the political climate within Italy was turning its tide against Catholic Church’s autocracy The church was steeped in a factional division between conservatives and l

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    Through the description of the early years of Pope Pius IX’s administration the general reader comes to understand the passions people and ev

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    This is a very fine piece of tradional narrative history writing Clearly a huge amount of research has gone into it but Kertzer does the job

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    I have a friend who is militantly anti Catholic who once observed how odd he found it that every single Pope since Pius IX has either been canonized or is in the pipeline for it The only exceptions are the Benedicts one of whom isn't dead Benedict XV's lack of promotion is odd since he was arguably both holy and a good steward of the papal throneBut I digress It is certainly true that Popes have been less exc

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    forgetting the maxim that one must never have for enemies either women or priests

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    In the 100 pages of the book that I could force myself to read Pius IX is portrayed as an unimaginative and unsk

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    The title of this book suggests some of the historical significance of Pope Pius IX who occupied the papacy in the middle of the 19th century We think of the pope as occupying the tiny space of the Vatican City in Rome and being cautious about

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read ¾ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Î David I. Kertzer

Till a king as well as a spiritual leader welcomed by the citizens of the Papal States who hoped he might bring in modern reforms such as a constitutional government after the repressive rule of Pope Gregory XVI In the first year of his rule Pius IX tried to please his subjects with incremental changes while holding onto absolute authority he believed was. Through the description of the early years of Pope Pius IX s administration the general reader comes to understand the passions peopl

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The Pope Who Would Be King

The Pulitzer winning author of The Pope and Mussolini takes on a central untold story of the Papacy the revolution that stripped the Pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern EuropeThe longest reigning pope Pope Pius IX also oversaw one of the greatest periods of tumult and transition in Church history When Pius IX was elected the pope was s. This is a well researched well written and unexpectedly gripping account of the reign of Pius IX the last pope to govern central Italy

read ¾ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Î David I. Kertzer

Divinely ordained But as the revolutionary spirit of 1848 swept through Europe the Pope found he could not have it both ways By the end of his rule the Papacy and Europe had completely transformed In The Pope Who Would Be King David Kertzer tells the story of the revolution that spelled the end of the papacy as an earthly rule and the birth of modern Europ. In the 100 pages of the book that I could force myself to read Pius IX is portrayed as an unimaginative and unskilled leader with no fi

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