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Secrets of the Vatican

Cyrus Shahrad

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

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Summary

Divided into themed sections, linked together with a chronology of the most important events in the life of the Vatican, Secrets of the Vatican includes:
. THE HISTORY OF THE VATICAN
The rise of the Catholic church, from its inauspicious beginnings as a persecuted cult in Rome to its establishment as the world's largest organized religion
. HOUSES OF THE HOLY
A look at the vast wealth of art, sculpture and literature collected in the Vatican Museums and some of the scandals that accompany the treasures
. LIFE IN THE VATICAN
Everyday life under the benevolent gaze of Europe's last absolute ruler
. DEATH IN THE VATICAN
The gruesome ends of some popes, and of some of the Vatican's other citizens
. THE HIDDEN VATICAN
The chapters of Vatican history that have remained closed to all but the innermost circle of Vatican officials

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