The Cardinals: Thirteen Centuries of the Men Behind the Papal Throne

By: Michael Walsh

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1st American Edition - Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. ............. ................ .................... Although cardinals have been a highly visible part of the Vatican for thirteen centuries, surprisingly little has been written about these 'papal princes' of the Roman Catholic Church. They are the 'nearly men' of Catholicism, who might have become pope, but in most cases didn't, and instead wielded their power behind the papal throne. In this informative and entertaining history, Catholic insider Michael Walsh traces the origins and growth of the cardinal office and tells the stories of more than sixty of the most notable men to wear the red cap. Here are kingmakers, scholars, pastors, soldiers, and statesmen; venial rogues and bona fide saints; brothers, sons, even husbands and fathers -- and those remembered simply for their faithful care of the souls entrusted to them. ............... ..................... ................... ....................... TOC: v, 250 pages ; 23 cm Contents: The precursors: Humbert of Silva Candida (c. 1000-61) ; Peter Damian (1007-72) ; Bernard of Parma (c. 1060-1133) ; Robert Pullen (c. 1080-1146?) ; Boso (c. 1100-78?). -- The nearly men: Anastasius the Librarian (c. 815-v. 877) ; Baldassare Cossa (c. 1360-1419) ; Reginald Pole (1500-58) ; Giuseppe Renato Imperiali (1651-1737) ; Hyacinth Sigismund Gerdil (1718-1802) ; Pietro La Fontaine (1860-1935). -- The dynasts: Giovanni Colonna (c. 1185-1245) ; Giacomo (c. 1250-1318) and Pietro (1260-1326) Colonna ; Giovanni II Colonna (c. 1295-1348) ; Agapito Colonna (c. 1330-80) ; Ascanio Colonna (1560-1608) ; Prospero Colonna di Sciarra (1707-65) ; Pietro Colonna Pamphili (1725-80). -- The scholar cardinals: Pierre d'Ailly (c. 1350-1420) ; Juan de Torquemada (1388-1468) ; Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) ; Jacopo Sadoleto (1477-1547) ; Cesare Baronio (1538-1607) ; Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621) ; Giuseppe Garampi (1725-92). -- The saints: Niccolo` Albergati (c. 1375-1443) ; John Fisher (1469?-1535) ; Pierre de Berulle (1575-1628) ; Gregorio Barbarigo (1625-97) ; Jean Louis Lebebvre de Cheverus (1768-1836) ; Ciriaco Mari´a Sancha y Herva´s (1833-1909) ; Andreas Carlo Ferrari (1850-1921). -- The pastors: Charles Borromeo (1538-84) ; Louis de Bonald (1787-1850) ; Bartolomeo D'Avanzo (1811-84) ; James Gibbons (1834-1921) ; John Cody (1907-92) ; Toma´s O´ Fiaich (1923-90) ; Joseph Bernardin (1928-96). -- Men of war: Gil A´lvarez de Albornoz (1310-67) ; Giovanni Vitelleschi (c. 1390-1440) ; Lodovico Trevisan (1401-65) ; Pierre d'Aubusson (1423-1503) ; Oliviero Carafa (1430-1511) ; Francesco Alidosi (c. 1460-1511) ; Ippolito d'Este (1479-1520). -- The politicos: Francisco Xime´nez de Cisneros (1436-1517) ; David Beaton (c. 1494-1546) ; Ippolito II d'Este (1509-72) ; Franc¸ois de Joyeuse (1562-1615) ; Giulio Alberoni (1664-1752) ; Giuseppe Doria Pamphilj Landi (1751-1816) ; Paul Cullen (1803-78). -- Secretaries of state: Ercole Consalvi (1757-1824) ; Giacomo Antonelli (1806-76) ; Rafael Merry del Val (1865-1930) ; Pietro Gasparri (1852-1934) ; Agostino Casaroli (1914-98). -- The exes: Adriano Castellesi (c. 1460-1507) ; Cesare Borgia (1475?-1507) ; Odet de Coligny de Cha^tillon (1517-71) ; Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte (1532-77) ; John Casimir (1609-72) ; Camillo Pamphilj (1622-66) ; Niccolo` Coscia (1681-1755) ; Louis Billot (1846-1931). -- Family men: Henry Stuart (1725-1807) ; Thomas Weld (1772-1837).

Title: The Cardinals: Thirteen Centuries of the Men Behind the Papal Throne

Author Name: Michael Walsh

Categories: General Church History,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: April 2011

ISBN Number: 0802829414

ISBN Number 13: 9780802829412

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Seller ID: 18299