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Title:
The third crown : a study in world government exercised by the popes
Author:
Odescalchi, Edmond P.
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Publication Information:
Lanham : University Press of America, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761806691
Format :
Book

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Central Library BX1810 .O25 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This book examines the history of the supranational authority of the papal government, including its military policies, and global arbitrations. As nations are getting more interdependent and wars potentially more destructive, a global mediating organization became a necessity in our time. In centuries past the papal government exercised the function of arbitrating among nations, censuring sovereigns, and ensuring political legitimacy as understood at the time. The papacy had all the attributes of a world government: a chief executive, taxing authority, armed forces, enforceable laws, courts of justice, authority over national governments, and global reach. Rulers recognized the universal scope of papal authority, and applied to the papal throne for a royal crown, for military assitance, and for validation of world-wide colonial spheres.


Author Notes

Edmond Odeschalchi has contributed to articles in professional journals such as the Midwest Quarterly, and is a member of the Academy of Political Science and the International Platform Association.


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