Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Vatican History

Vatican History. With the death of Pope John Paul II and the rise of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has been in the news a lot lately. This has included a look at the history of the Holy See and many of the traditions that are associated with the Papal Throne. Here are a few sites on the Web I think might be good starting points for researching the history of the Vatican.

History of Vatican City: Primary Documents - Online library and e-text archive of primary source material covering the Catholic Church and the Vatican. Includes transcriptions and translations of early church documents.

History of The Holy See (Vatican City State) - This is a brief overview from the History of Nations.

History of Vatican Archival Holdings - Information on this project at the University of Michigan including a description of how the Vatican archives records.

History of the Vatican City - This is an article from the user edited encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Holy See History - This is a short essay from Lonely Planet.

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