Pius XII by Gerard Noel
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Pius XII
By Gerard Noel

Pius XII

The Hound of Hitler

By (author) See other recent books by Gerard Noel
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $45.00
Your Price: $40.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Pius XII by Gerard Noel

Book Description

By any reckoning the issues at stake in the relationship between Pius XII and Hitler's Germany are key to any understanding of the origins and progress of the Second World War. This is neither a demolition job nor a piece of hagiography. Noel neither denies the fatal effect of the Vatican's Concord with Hitler nor his failure to condemn Hitler's attempt to exterminate the Jews. But this is a highly original study of the exercise of political and religious power, of real politik and the extent to which politics is always the art of the possible. But beyond this, we are offered a portrait of a man in highest power and authority who was mother fixated, who was dominated by a German nun Sister Pasqualina who became the real power behind the throne and who was ultimately more liberal and anti-Nazi that the Pope. It was Pasqualina herself who did most to shelter the Jewish population of Rome. There is also, in this book, the first full account of how the Pope went in for a course of rejuvenating injections to prolong his life, administered by a Swiss doctor of doubtful qualification. As time advanced Pius XII became more and more aloof and rigid in his views. In 1950 he promulgated, the Doctrine of The Assumption as infallible, the ultimate expression of the exercise of autocratic power. There is a move to canonise Pius XII, resisted tooth and nail by influential Jewish people with justice. For this reason not least Pius XII will continue to command huge attention and controversy. He will not disappear. But beyond all these red hot issues, Noel has produced an extraordinary interpretation of the exercise of power and the psychological mechanisms behind it.

Buy Pius XII book by Gerard Noel from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781847063557
ISBN-10: 1847063551
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Gerard Noel

Pius XII by Gerard Noel Pius XII, Paperback (October 2009)

By any reckoning the issues at stake in the relationship between Pius XII and Hitler's Germany are key to any understanding of the origins and progress of the Second World War. This book interprets the exercise of power and the psychological mechanisms behind it.

» View all books by Gerard Noel

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pius XII book by Gerard Noel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Gerard Noel

The Hon Gerard Noel was a former editor of The Catholic Herald. He is also a celebrated biographer and historian. His life of Queen Ena of Spain was widely acclaimed as were his books on Harold Wilson and Cardinal Hume.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gerard Noel close
Heroism of Queen Victoria by Gerard Noel
Pius XII by Gerard Noel
Renaissance Popes by Gerard Noel
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close