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That's why it's "nepotism" and not "nipotism." The Italian word comes from the Latin word too.
Having visited St. Peter's in Rome twice before reading this book, I thought I knew something about it beyond what one can see so vividly.
Read this book for the story, because a story it is and not as a history or architectural study and you will enjoy it.
Must read before visiting St Peter’s, it definitely will enrich your experiences.Published 1 month ago by Jimin Ma
I found the reader's voice thin and high pitched. Most of the time it was hard to understand her because her voice was so low. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Ploen
A VERY DELIGHTFUL NARRATION OF THE LONG VENTURE OF BUILDING ST. PETER'S BASILICA. IT INCLUDES THE ARTISTS, THE POPES BEHIND, THE CONSEQUENCES (LUTHER'S REFORM) AND OF COURSE THE... Read morePublished 4 months ago by PELOS
It's a good account of the difficulties of getting it built, but boring for the regular reader who likes a little action.Published 4 months ago by colleen hufnagel
I SO wanted to love this book! But the author's non-credentials should have tipped me off in advance: from what I can tell, Scotti's qualifications for describing this history of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clare
This book is on the history of the Roman Catholics' building of the St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SLIMJIM
I really enjoy Scotti's writing and she handles the vast time period and people involved in this project deftly. I was left with a fascinating view of the building of the Vatican. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elaine Montuori
We live in Charleston sc where old is venerated. So imagine reading about rebuilding a 1000 year olld church. Fascinating story, great writing.Published 11 months ago by r dennis ashley
This is tedious psychobiography rather than a sensitive history, full of hackneyed observations and patronizing asides. Read morePublished 12 months ago by foodhistorian