Vatican City State

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


For many centuries the Popes bore temporal sway over a territory stretching across mid-Italy. In the 19th century the Papal States were incorporated into the Italian Kingdom. On 11 Feb. 1929 a treaty between the Italian Government and the Vatican recognized the sovereignty of the Holy See in the city of the Vatican.

Stato della Città del Vaticano

Further Reading

  1. Reese, T., Inside the Vatican. Harvard Univ. Press, 1997Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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