Ambrosini & Willis - The Secret Archives of the Vatican (1969).pdf

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ARGHlSOri
MARIA
LUISA
AMBRDSINI
thrills
The
vade
of
mystery
and
discovery
per-
intimate
account
of
one
this
writer's
lengthy
encounter
with
the
secret
archives
of
the
Vatican,
a
vast
collec-
tion
of
religious
and
historical
a
documents
covering
history.
more
than
thousand
years
of
the
the
The
book,
an
outcome
of
all
author's
rare
chance
to
visit
almost
archives
five
"twenty-
miles
of
shelved
documents"
describes
how
awe-
this
some
being.
collection
of
knowledge
came
into
In
telling
the
story
of
the
development
in
of
the
archives,
which
were
established
their
present
form
by
Pope
Paul
V
in
1612
and
opened
to
scholars
in
1881,
the
author
provides
fascinating
glimpses
of
what
they
contain.
These
glimpses
make
for
some
of
the
book's
most
riveting
reading.
Brought
to
life
are
events
that
led
to
such
docu-
as
the
original
report
ments
on
the
trial
of
Galileo
and
to
papal
attacks
on
Pico
della
Mirandola.
The
author
penetrates
the
col-
lection
of
avvisi,
or
newsletters,
which
were
gossip
columns
that
began
appearing
in
1565
and
were
illicit,
anonymous,
con-
demned
by
everyone,
and
read
by
every-
one,
especially
the
cardinals.
Her
look
into
the
papal
register
official
and
personal
(cotttimial
on
Inuk
flop)
THE
SECRET
ARCHIVES
OF
THE
VATICAN
m
by
MARIA
LUISA
AMBROSINI
wHh
MARY
WILLIS
Barnes
&^NOBLE
BOOKS
NEW
YORK
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