The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1912-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace (Paperback)
  • The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1912-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace (Paperback)
zoom

The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1912-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace (Paperback)

(author)
£27.99
Paperback 255 Pages / Published: 01/04/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Benedict XV is best-known for his efforts to bring an end to World War I. Though his proposals were eventually rejected by all sides, his "Peace Note" of 1917 was the first manifestation of the peace-making role which the Papacy assumed for itself in the 20th century. Benedict's short pontificate also saw a significant improvement in the Church's attitude to colonial peoples. He was one of the founders of Save the Children and led European efforts at humanitarian aid. This biography, written using Vatican archives, correspondence and private papers, is a serious re-evaluation of Benedict XV.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780225668919
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A serious and readable study of this regrettably overlooked 20th-century Pope."
- Library Journal
"An interesting and informative biography of an important and unjustifiably obscure historical figure."
- Booklist

You may also be interested in...

Leaving Alexandria
Added to basket
The Weight of Glory
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Gravity and Grace
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
The Huguenots
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The World Turned Upside Down
Added to basket
Fathomless Riches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Medieval Wall Paintings
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
Secrets of the Knights Templar
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
The Christians and the Fall of Rome
Added to basket
The Rule of Benedict
Added to basket
Under The Banner of Heaven
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.