POPE’S ARMY The papacy in Diplomacy and War


John Carr narrates the story of Papal military clout with engaging verve. From roughly between 410, when Pope Innocent I vainly tried to avert the sack of Rome by the Visigoths, and about 1870, when Pope Pius IX was abandoned by his protectors, the French Army, and forced to submit to the new Italian state by surrendering any political power the Vatican had left.

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