• Filename: konklave.
  • ISBN: 9783641188948
  • Release Date: 2016-10-31
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Der Papst ist tot. Die um den Heiligen Stuhl buhlenden Gegner formieren sich: Traditionalisten, Modernisten, Schwarzafrikaner, Südamerikaner ... Kardinal Lomeli, den eine Glaubenskrise plagt, leitet das schwierige Konklave. Als sich die Pforten hinter den 117 Kardinälen schließen, trifft ein allen unbekannter Nachzügler ein. Der verstorbene Papst hatte den Bischof von Bagdad im Geheimen zum Kardinal ernannt. Ist der aufrechte Kirchenmann der neue Hoffnungsträger in Zeiten von Krieg und Terror – oder ein unerbittlicher Rivale mit ganz eigenen Plänen? Die Welt wartet, dass weißer Rauch aufsteigt ...


  • Filename: konklave.
  • ISBN: 345327072X
  • Release Date: 2016-10-31
  • Number of pages: 351
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher:

The Conclave

  • Filename: the-conclave.
  • ISBN: 9781461601814
  • Release Date: 2003-06-06
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Michael Walsh
  • Publisher: Sheed & Ward

In 1271, with the papal throne vacant for over two years, local officials locked the cardinals of the Catholic Church in a room, forcing them to select a new pope. From this inauspicious beginning arose the practice of the conclave, the highly secretive combination of rituals and politics designed to select a new leader for the world's Catholic population. With Pope John Paul II ailing, the time for a new conclave draws nearer, and Rome is preparing for over 6,000 journalists and innumerable interested onlookers to descend on the Eternal City to witness the election of the next leader of the Catholic Church. In The Conclave, prominent Catholic historian Michael Walsh takes readers through the history of conclaves past, highlighting the vendettas, feuds, and political intrigues that have colored the selection of a new pontiff. An entertaining history of the secret deliberations, colorful stories, and even bloody events that surround the making and unmaking of popes, The Conclave is a great story, a great history, and an important work for anyone interested in the papacy.

The Conclave of Shadow

  • Filename: the-conclave-of-shadow.
  • ISBN: 9780857665195
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Alyc Helms
  • Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

Missy Masters — aka the legendary superhero Mr Mystic — owes a lot of people favours after the events in The Dragons of Heaven. And these aren’t easy favours to pay back. So when one of the Argent Aces, Abby Trent, asks for her help in retrieving a Shadow Realms artefact, she figures this will help her pay down at least one of her debts. The problem: Abby is just as good at getting into trouble as Missy, and before they can recover the artefact, it’s stolen by Abby’s arch-nemesis (and half-sister), the djinni Asha. They follow Asha to the Divan of the Djinn, a twilight court of Shadow Realms exiles and freedom fighters on the border between Pakistan and India... and Missy and Abby are not welcome there. Missy has to navigate the arcane network of enmities and raise her own status among the Shadow hierarchy to gain allies against Asha and her masters. After all, friends don’t let friends fight their arch-nemesis alone. File Under: Fantasy

The Conclave of Pope Gregory XIV in the Year 1591 by which All the Intrigues Art and Management Usual Upon Such Occasions are Succinctly Narrated Translated from an Italian Manuscript With a Preface Shewing the Different Manners of Choosing the Pope Etc

  • Filename: the-conclave-of-pope-gregory-xiv-in-the-year-1591-by-which-all-the-intrigues-art-and-management-usual-upon-such-occasions-are-succinctly-narrated-translated-from-an-italian-manuscript-with-a-preface-shewing-the-different-manners-of-choosing-the-pope-etc.
  • ISBN: BL:A0018869124
  • Release Date: 1730
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Pope Gregory XIV
  • Publisher:

The Intrigues of the Conclave set forth in a relation of what passed therein at the election of Sixtus V and Clement VIII With an historical account of the election of Popes To which is added an essay to demonstrate that according to the principles of the Church of Rome there has been no true Pope since the election of Sixtus V

  • Filename: the-intrigues-of-the-conclave-set-forth-in-a-relation-of-what-passed-therein-at-the-election-of-sixtus-v-and-clement-viii-with-an-historical-account-of-the-election-of-popes-to-which-is-added-an-essay-to-demonstrate-that-according-to-the-principles-of-the-church-of-rome-there-has-been-no-true-pope-since-the-election-of-sixtus-v.
  • ISBN: BL:A0019037462
  • Release Date: 1724
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Catholic Church. Conclave
  • Publisher:

Secrets of the Conclave

  • Filename: secrets-of-the-conclave.
  • ISBN: 0996732306
  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Beth Raymond
  • Publisher:

A power passed down through generations. A people hungry for freedom. The time for change has come. Since its founding, the matriarchal society of Corinas has existed under the oppressive rule of the Masters of the Conclave, who use powerful child Adepts to aid in their governance. Rebellions have come and gone, but none have managed to displace the Conclave's iron-fisted control. Now, a new group of rebels hopes to succeed where others have failed. Nyona, a former Adept who only wanted to live her life free of the Conclave, is unwillingly thrust into the rebellion's efforts when she finds a forbidden book containing the secrets to controlling her daughter's Ability. Together with Mathis, a Guardsman who joined the rebellion after his parents' execution, Nyona will help the rebels destroy the Conclave's power--or die trying.


  • Filename: conclave.
  • ISBN: 9780385504560
  • Release Date: 2002-07-23
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: John Allen
  • Publisher: Image

A captivating insider’s guide to the politics and personalities that will have a tremendous impact on one of the world’s most secretive and important events–the election of a pope. The next time a conclave unfolds in Rome, some 6,000 journalists are expected to descend on the Eternal City to cover the death of John Paul II and report on the election of his successor. The man in white who emerges from the Sistine Chapel at its conclusion will automatically become one of the most important figures on earth, a leader who commands a unique combination of political and spiritual power. Depending on how he chooses to exercise that power, governments and political systems may rise or fall, religious wars may heat up or abate, and the Church may undergo a radical transformation–from changes in its stances on such issues as sexuality, the place of women in the Church, to the role of the papacy itself. Conclave is a fascinating look at the election process and at what this headline-making occasion will mean to the world. John L. Allen, Jr., takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the issues, parties, and people most likely to determine the outcome. Setting the election within a broader context, he explains why it matters who becomes pope, discusses their role in the modern world, and examines the issues that will form the agenda of the next papacy. Although the book is not intended as a “handicapper’s guide,” Allen does offer his own informed list of the “top twenty” contenders for the position. He creates, as well, a classification system that clarifies the differences among the informal political parties that exist within the College of Cardinals, the body of 130-plus men who will elect John Paul II’s successor. In conclusion, he presents a critical, independent-minded profile of each of those cardinals–for one of them will certainly be the new pope.

The Conclave

  • Filename: the-conclave.
  • ISBN: 1533179301
  • Release Date: 2016-05-02
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Arnett Hartwell
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

It seemed like all we did anymore was supernatural crap. As soon as people got word I'd brought a vamp on as a partner, they started coming out of the woodwork with bizarre requests. One lady wanted us to prove her husband was turning into a werewolf once a month. Better that than admit he was probably having an affair, which he was. Unfortunately, we'd had several legitimate paranormal cases, too. There was a family whose teenage daughter was sneaking out at night to see her teenage-looking boyfriend. Luckily, the vamp was over three hundred years old, and we got to turn that one over to the DA as a case of statutory rape. His punishment had yet to be decided, but he was sure staying the hell away from sixteen-year-old girls. For now, anyway. The courts were arguing between sending the pedi-vamp to some sort of dark hole for a few months or just killing him. Of course, he'd been changed in his mid-thirties. I couldn't help but wonder if it might have been different if he'd been turned as a teenager himself. It'd be interesting to see what the courts had to say about that.


  • Filename: dictator.
  • ISBN: 9783641176471
  • Release Date: 2015-10-12
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Endlich – das triumphale Finale von Robert Harris’ Cicero-Trilogie Cicero, größter Redner seiner Zeit, weilt mit seinem Sekretär Tiro im Exil. Da er seinen politischen Feind Caesar zu unterstützen verspricht, kann er nach Rom zurückkehren, wo er sich wieder zu ö entlichem Ansehen emporkämpft. Genial und fehlbar, angsterfüllt und doch unbändig mutig – der mit sich ringende Mensch hinter dem Politiker Cicero macht die Geschichte so unwiderstehlich. Dictator umfasst bedeutsame Momente der Menschheitsgeschichte: den Untergang der römischen Republik, den folgenden Bürgerkrieg, die Enthauptung von Pompeius und den Meuchelmord an Caesar. Das Thema jedoch ist zeitlos: Wie lässt sich politische Freiheit gegen skrupellosen Ehrgeiz, korrumpierte Wahlen und den verderblichen Einfluss endloser Auslandseinsätze schützen?

The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism 1914 1958

  • Filename: the-papacy-in-the-age-of-totalitarianism-1914-1958.
  • ISBN: 9780191026584
  • Release Date: 2014-10-30
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: John Pollard
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.

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