The popes by Christopher Hibbert
(Treasures of the world)

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Beautiful photos of art and artifacts concerning the Popes. Contents: I. Keys of the Kingdom. (Picture essay: In the catacombs. Portfolio: The Holy of Holies) II. The Pope As A Renaissance Man (picture essay: Articles of Faith, portfolio: A Papal Connoisseur) III. The Worldly Vatican (portfolio: Creating a Masterpiece) IV Rome Triumphant (picture essay: Treasure for the High Altar, portfolio: The Canopy of Bronze) V. The Papacy Lost and Regained (portfolio: Tribute to a Pope).
 

About Christopher Hibbert

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Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.
 
Published January 1, 1982 by Stonehenge. 176 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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