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The papacy in the modern world : a political history

Author: Frank J Coppa
Publisher: London, UK. : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Describing the triumphs, controversies and failures of popes over the past 200 years - including Pius IX, who was criticized for his campaign against Italian unification and his proclamation of papal infallibilty, and Pius XII, denounced for his 'silence' during the Holocaust and 'impartiality' during the Second World War - this book offers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the papal state. Examining a wide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank J Coppa
ISBN: 9781780232843 1780232845
OCLC Number: 859583693
Description: 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Harmony and Hostility between the Papacy and the Powers --
Revolution Turns the Papal World Upside Down --
The Papacy between Transformation and Restoration --
The Papacy in the Age of Liberalism and Nationalism, 1829-1846 --
Pio Nono's Transition from Reform to Reaction --
Leo XIII: Conciliation with Modernity, Conflict with Italy --
Pius X: Confrontation with Modernity, Conciliation with Italy --
Benedict XV: The First World War, the League of Nations, and the Missions --
The Crusade of Pius XI against Anti-Semitism --
Pius XII: The Second World War, the Holocaust and the Cold War --
Aggiornamento and Apperturismo: the Second Vatican Council and Beyond --
The Papacy of John Paul II and the Aftermath of the Council --
Benedict XVI: Conflict and Conciliation with the Contemporary Age --
Conclusion: The Papacy Past and Present --
Timeline --
References.
Responsibility: Frank J. Coppa.

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