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Noel, Gerard

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Works: 35 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 2,978 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Juvenile works 
Classifications: BX1378, 282.092
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Most widely held works by Gerard Noel
Pius XII the hound of Hitler by Gerard Noel ( )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By any reckoning the issues at stake in the relationship between Pius XII and Hitler's Germany are key to any understanding of the origins and progress of the Second World War. This is neither a demolition job nor a piece of hagiography. Noel neither denies the fatal effect of the Vatican's Concord with Hitler nor his failure to condemn Hitler's attempt to exterminate the Jews.But this is a highly original study of the exercise of political and religious power, of real politik and the extent to which politics is always the art of the possible. But beyond this, we are offered a portrait of a man in highest power and authority who was mother fixated, who was dominated by a German nun Sister Pasqualina who became the real power behind the throne and who was ultimately more liberal and anti-Nazi that the Pope . It was Pasqualina herself who did most to shelter the Jewish population of Rome. There is also, in this book ,the first full account of how the Pope went in for a course of rejuvenating injections to prolong his life, administered by a Swiss doctor of doubtful qualification. As time advanced Pius XII became more and more aloof and rigid in his views. In 1950 he promulgated, the Doctrine of The Assumption as infallible, the ultimate expression of the exercise of autocratic power. There is a move to canonise Pius XII, resisted tooth and nail by influential Jewish people with justice. For this reason not least Pius XII will continue to command huge attention and controversy. He will not disappear. But beyond all these red hot issues, Noel has produced an extraordinary interpretation of the exercise of power and the psychological mechanisms behind it
The anatomy of the Catholic Church : Roman Catholicism in an age of revolution by Gerard Noel ( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Alice : Queen Victoria's forgotten daughter by Gerard Noel ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ena, Spain's English queen by Gerard Noel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Renaissance popes : statesmen, warriors, and the great Borgia myth by Gerard Noel ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Renaissance Popes were statesmen, warriors and patrons of the arts, as well as churchmen. These were earthly times and the reputations of popes like Alexander VI, the infamous Borgia patriarch, and Julius 'Il Terribile' II for murder, poison, sodomy and simony vary only in degree. Meanwhile, the sin of heresy, which threatens the very core of the Catholic soul, was tirelessly targeted by two other lasting innovations of the period: the Inquisition and witch-hunts." "Alexander VI, father of the ruthless Cesare and jezebel Lucrezia, is seen to this day as the embodiment of this iniquity. But Gerard Noel shows this is injust, based on false confessions and unanswered historical myth. What's more, Alexander created the blueprint for reform - the first of its kind - that would eventually lead to the Counter-Reformation." "In his survey of the colourful reigns of these seventeen popes, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Renaissance, Noel brings to light the true legacy - artistic, political, religious - of an extraordinary time."--BOOK JACKET
The great lock-out of 1926 by Gerard Noel ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Wilson and the "New Britain." by Gerard Noel ( Book )
8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Renaissance popes : culture, power and the making of the Borgia myth by Gerard Noel ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Renaissance Popes were statesmen, warriors, patrons of the arts - as well as churchmen. A survey of the colourful reigns of the seventeen Renaissance Popes and his examination of the great Borgia myth, this work aims to bring to light the true legacy - political, artistic, and religious - of an extraordinary time
Miles : a portrait of the 17th Duke of Norfolk by Gerard Noel ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anatomy of the Catholic Church : before and since John Paul II by Gerard Noel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardinal Basil Hume by Gerard Noel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Wilson : sein Aufstieg mit der Labour Party by Gerard Noel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Britain and Harold Wilson : interim report, 1966 general election by Gerard Noel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the Inner Temple by Gerard Noel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victoria Eugenia, Reina de España by Gerard Noel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Montini story : a portrait of Paul VI by Gerard Noel ( Book )
5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journey of the English-Speaking Union by Gerard Noel ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Gerard Noel MP and the Noels of Chipping Campden and Exton by Gerard Noel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Holy See and the war in Europe, March 1939-August 1940 by Catholic Church ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Path from Rome : by Gerard E. Noel by Gerard Noel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in Irish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Noel, Gerard
Noel, Gerard Eyre.
Noel, Gerard Eyre, 1926-
Noel Gerard Eyre Wriothesley 1926-....
Languages
English (83)
Spanish (3)
Irish (1)
German (1)
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