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The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe

Author: David I Kertzer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the compelling story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Benito Mussolini. A ground-breaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives by US National Book Award-finalist David Kertzer, it will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. Both Pope Pius XI and Mussolini came to power in Rome in 1922. One was scholarly and devout,  Read more...
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Named Person: Pius, Pope; Benito Mussolini; Benito Mussolini; Pius, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David I Kertzer
ISBN: 9780198716167 0198716168
OCLC Number: 868378128
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2015; winner of the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize 2015.
Description: 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: THE POPE AND THE DICTATOR; PART TWO: ENEMIES IN COMMON; PART THREE: MUSSOLINI, HITLER, AND THE JEWS
Responsibility: David I. Kertzer.

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The compelling story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Benito Mussolini. A ground-breaking work that will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

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