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Sacred causes : religion and politics from the European dictators to Al Qaeda

Author: Michael Burleigh
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides an examination of how religion has shaped 20th-century Europe from the Great War until the modern-day War on Terror. Beginning with the post-World War I landscape in which religious belief was one way of reordering a world knocked off its axis, it is a critique of how religion has been camouflaged by politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Burleigh
ISBN: 9780007195756 0007195753
OCLC Number: 271454015
Description: xviii, 557 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Michael Burleigh.

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Populated by many of the most iconic figures of the twentieth-century, `Sacred Causes' provides a brilliant examination of how religion has shaped twentieth-century Europe from the Great War until  Read more...

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