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The pope who would be king : the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe, David I. Kertzer

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The pope who would be king : the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe
Title
The pope who would be king
Title remainder
the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
David I. Kertzer
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Days after his prime minister was assassinated in the middle of Rome in November 1848, Pope Pius IX found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The wave of revolution that had swept through Europe now seemed poised to end the popes' thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not the papacy itself. Disguising himself as a simple parish priest, Pius escaped through a back door. Climbing inside the Bavarian ambassador's carriage, he embarked on a journey into a fateful exile. Only two years earlier Pius's election had triggered a wave of optimism across Italy. After the repressive reign of the dour Pope Gregory XVI, Italians saw the youthful, benevolent new pope as the man who would at last bring the Papal States into modern times and help create a new, unified Italian nation. But Pius was caught between a desire to please his subjects and a fear--stoked by the conservative cardinals--that heeding the people's pleas would destroy the church. The resulting drama--with a colorful cast of characters, from Louis Napoleon and his rabble-rousing cousin Charles Bonaparte to Garibaldi, Tocqueville, and Metternich--was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. David Kertzer is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of Italy and the Vatican and has a rare ability to bring that history vividly to life. With a combination of gripping, cinematic storytelling and keen historical analysis, rooted in an unprecedented richness of archival sources, The Pope Who Would Be King sheds fascinating new light on the end of rule by divine right in the West and the emergence of modern Europe."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
282.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1373
LC item number
.K47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The pope who would be king : the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe, David I. Kertzer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The beloved. The conclave ; The fox and the crow ; An impossible dilemma ; Papal magic ; The tide turns ; Fending off disaster ; The assassination ; The escape -- Part two: The reviled. The reactionary turn ; Revolution ; Pressuring the Pope ; The friendly army ; The French attack ; Negotiating in bad faith ; Battling for Rome ; The conquest ; The occupation -- Part thee: The feared. Applying the brakes ; Louis Napoleon and the Pope ; The unpopular Pope ; "Those wicked enemies of God" ; Returning to Rome -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn999577208
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 474 pages
Isbn
9780812989915
Lccn
2017038825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812989915
  • (OCoLC)999577208
Label
The pope who would be king : the exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe, David I. Kertzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The beloved. The conclave ; The fox and the crow ; An impossible dilemma ; Papal magic ; The tide turns ; Fending off disaster ; The assassination ; The escape -- Part two: The reviled. The reactionary turn ; Revolution ; Pressuring the Pope ; The friendly army ; The French attack ; Negotiating in bad faith ; Battling for Rome ; The conquest ; The occupation -- Part thee: The feared. Applying the brakes ; Louis Napoleon and the Pope ; The unpopular Pope ; "Those wicked enemies of God" ; Returning to Rome -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn999577208
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxx, 474 pages
Isbn
9780812989915
Lccn
2017038825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812989915
  • (OCoLC)999577208

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