Popes, Emperors, and Elephants

The First Thousand Years of Christian Culture

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Roy Peachey
  • Brooklyn, NY: 
    , March
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In Popes, Emperors, and Elephants, Roy Peachey takes us on a wide-ranging and sometimes surprising journey through the first thousand years of Christian culture. Starting in Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, we travel as far as China, Ethiopia, and Iraq, meeting saints, sailors, popes, emperors, and the occasional elephant as we go. Written in an accessible style, Popes, Emperors, and Elephants can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is a book that tells familiar stories in an unfamiliar way, introduces us to many forgotten aspects of Christian civilization, and brings some of the historical greats to life. It is a book that explores intriguing questions such as “What did the past sound like?” “When did the Roman Empire really end?” and “Were the barbarians barbarians?” Whether you want to know the history of the liturgy, when Vesuvius really destroyed Pompeii, or why hair matters in history, this is a book that will provide the answers.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

After reading Modern History at Oxford, Roy Peachey went on to study English at the Open University, Lake District Studies at Lancaster University, Chinese Studies at SOAS, University of London, and Theology at the University of Nottingham. His other books from Angelico Press are Out of the Classroom and Into the World and 50 Books for Life. He lives in Surrey, UK with his wife, two children, and a small menagerie of animals.



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