From author John Julius Norwich comes the astonishing story of the papacy, capturing nearly two thousand years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal.
About the Author
John Julius Norwich is the author of books including The Middle Sea, The Normans in Sicily, A History of Venice, Paradise of Cities, and A Short History of Byzantium. He has also written on architecture, music, and the history plays of Shakespeare, and has presented approximately thirty historical documentaries on BBC television. Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. As a professional actor, Michael has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is currently a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he lives with his wife, Jane, and two daughters, Camilla and Chloe (when they are not away at college). He has a particular interest in Shakespeare and Eastern European theater and travels frequently to Hungary and Romania.
Praise for Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy…
"Norwich doesn't skirt controversies, ancient and present, in this broad, clear-eyed assessment." ---Kirkus