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The papacy in the age of totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Author: John Francis Pollard
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford history of the Christian church.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the history of the papacy under three popes, Benedict XV (1914-58), Pius XI (1922-39), and Pius XII (1939-58), who faced the strains imposed on the worldwide Church by total war-two world wars and the Cold War. The totalitarian challenges of fascism, Nazism, and Communism led to unprecedented persecution in the history of Catholicism. Nevertheless, all three popes contributed significantly to the development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Francis Pollard
ISBN: 9780199208562 0199208565
OCLC Number: 942145370
Description: 544 s., [4] plates -s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. 'Useless Slaughter', Benedict XV and the First World War ; 3. Benedict XV, The Post-War World and the Church ; 4. Pius XI, Italian Fascism and the Coniliazione ; 5. Pius XI, The Teacher and his Church ; 6. The 'Foreign Policy' of Pius XI in the 1920s ; 7. Pius XI and the Dictators, 1930-1939 ; 8. Pius XII, Peace Diplomacy and War ; 9. Pius XII, War and Fascist Genocides ; 10. Pius XII, Communism and the Cold War ; 11. 'Angelic Pastor?' Pius XII and the World-wide Church ; 12. The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism ; Glossary ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford history of the Christian church.
Responsibility: John Pollard.

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This book is an in-depth study of the papacy between 1914 and 1958, incorporating the latest research and including a discussion of the key related historiographical debates to date.  Read more...

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