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An empire divided : religion, republicanism, and the making of French colonialism, 1880-1914

Author: J P Daughton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Between 1880 and 1914, tens of thousands of men and women left France for distant religious missions, driven by the desire to spread the word of Jesus Christ, combat Satan, and convert the world's pagans to Catholicism. But they were not the only ones with eyes fixed on foreign shores. Just as the Catholic missionary movement reached its apex, the young, staunchly secular Third Republic launched the most aggressive  Read more...
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Daughton, J.P. (James Patrick).
Empire divided.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005058519
(OCoLC)62742660
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J P Daughton
ISBN: 9780195345698 019534569X
OCLC Number: 76912267
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 330 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: I: They Shall Cast out Devils; II: Indochina; III: Tahiti and the Marquesas; IV: Madagascar; V: From the Empire to the Mère-Patrie; Appendix; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: J.P. Daughton.
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With case studies on Indochina, Polynesia, and Madagascar. An Empire Divided tells the story of how troubled relations between Catholic missionaries and a host of republican critics shaped colonial  Read more...

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