• Filename: conclave.
  • ISBN: 9781473519688
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Random House

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Unputdownable’ Guardian ‘Gripping’ Sunday Times The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.


  • Filename: conclave.
  • ISBN: 9780451493453
  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Knopf

The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel, and gives us his most ambitious, page-turning thriller yet--where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men. The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth. From the Hardcover edition.


  • Filename: conclave.
  • ISBN: 9780735272668
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Robert Harris
  • Publisher: Random House Canada

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

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.


  • 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: 0955731283
  • Release Date: 2009-02-26
  • Number of pages: 341
  • Author: Michael Bracewell
  • Publisher: Stacey International

The Conclave charts the first thirty years in the life of a suburban dilettante with aesthetic aspirations, who, in the 1980s, begins a lucrative career. The story roams from the edge of London to a well-healed part of Bristol, and in doing so reveals a disturbing and unforgettable tale of loneliness and lost love.

The Conclave of Shadow

  • Filename: the-conclave-of-shadow.
  • ISBN: 0857665189
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Alyc Helms
  • Publisher: Angry Robot, Limited

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


  • Filename: conclave.
  • ISBN: 1586420666
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: Roberto Pazzi
  • Publisher: Steerforth Italia

After the death of the pope, cardinals from around the world gather at the Vatican to select a new pontiff, but after four months without a decision, everyone becomes increasingly impatient, while leaders of various factions advocate for their candidates. Original.

King of Foxes

  • Filename: king-of-foxes.
  • ISBN: 9780061746215
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Raymond E. Feist
  • Publisher: Zondervan

In the mountains of Midkemia, a boy came brutally of age in blood and in terror. And now he lives for one purpose alone ... revenge! An exceptionally skilled swordsman, youngTal Hawkins was the only survivor of the massacre of his village -- rescued, recruited, and trained by the mysterious order of magicians and spies, the Conclave of Shadows. Now one of the secret society's mostvaluable agents, he gains entrance into the court of Duke Olasko, the bloodthirsty and powerful despot whose armies put Tal's village to the sword, by posing as a nobleman from the distant Kingdom of the Isles. But the enemy is cunning and well protected -- in league with the foul necromancer Leso Varen, dark master of death-magic -- and to gain the Duke's trust and confidence, Tal Hawkins must first sell his soul.

Praying in Rome

  • Filename: praying-in-rome.
  • ISBN: 9780804139281
  • Release Date: 2013-07-09
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Timothy M. Dolan
  • Publisher: Image

The Archbishop of New York offers his insight on his time in Rome, the Conclave and the election of a new Holy Father, Pope Francis. Since February 2013, many have asked Cardinal Timothy Dolan to comment about Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, his final days in the Vatican, the Conclave, and the excitement and joy of the election of Pope Francis. Those two months--between the time Pope Benedict announced his retirement up until the election of Pope Francis--were a deeply spiritual and important period for the Cardinal. In this eBook original, he reflects on that most exciting of times. By turns, witty, provocative, and inspiring Cardinal Dolan gives a first hand account of what happened during those days and what it means for the future of the Church.

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.

Sede Vacante

  • Filename: sede-vacante.
  • ISBN: 1332763278
  • Release Date: 2016-06-25
  • Number of pages: 156
  • Author: Hartwell de la Garde Grissell
  • Publisher:

Excerpt from Sede Vacante: Being a Diary Written During the Conclave of 1903, With Additional Notes on the Accession and Coronation of Pius X Pope 28 V. The Election of the new Pope 41 VI. The Papal Mass and the Coronation 54 appendix. The Voting Papers used in the Scrutiny 77 illustrations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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
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  • Author: Catholic Church. Conclave
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