Kelly, John Norman Davidson. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1986. xiii, 347p. LC 85-15599. ISBN 0-19-213964-9.

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Well written, candid biographies of all the popes from Peter to John Paul II. Bibliographies are supplied for all entries. The arrangement is chronological but an "Alphabetical List of Popes and Antipopes" and a detailed name and subject index are given. "The book is thoroughly researched, entertainingly written and attractively produced" (Tablet, CCXL [May 17, 1986], p. 514).

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