The pope's soldiers : a military history of the modern Vatican / David Alvarez.

Most students of history assume that the age of the "warlord popes" ended with the Renaissance, but, long after the victory of Catholic powers at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the Papacy continued to entangle itself in martial affairs. The Vatican participated in six major military campai...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Alvarez, David J.
Format: Book
Published: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2011.
Series:Modern war studies.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • The worst army in Europe
  • A cause worth fighting for
  • A war too soon
  • Red Shirts and brigands
  • The last stand of the papal army
  • An army without a state
  • Armed neutrality
  • Guardian angels.