Priests, Prelates and People
A History of European Catholicism, 1750 to the Present
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Priests, Prelates and People by Nicholas Atkin
Book DescriptionThe Catholic Church has always been a major player in European and world history. Whether it has enjoyed a religious dominance or existed as a minority religion, Catholicism has never been diverted from political life. "Priests, Prelates and People" records the Church struggling to adapt to the new political landscape ushered in by the French Revolution, and shows how the formation of nation states and identities was both helped and hindered by the Catholic establishment. It portrays the Vatican increasingly out of step in the wake of world war, Cold War and the massive expansion of the developing world, with its problems of population growth and under-development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860646652
(234mm x 156mm x 37mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Atkin
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Themes in Modern European History, 1890--1945, Paperback (November 2008)
Focusing on the main powers in Europe, from Germany, Italy and Russia, to the UK and France, this book links together developments in society, the economy, politics and culture, and establishes them in their political framework. Including a chronology, maps, and a glossary, it is suitable for students of modern European history.
Fifth French Republic, Hardback (November 2004)» View all books by Nicholas Atkin
This is an up-to-date political history of the French Fifth Republic, a regime whose obituary has been written several times over, but which stubbornly refuses to die.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Atkin
Nicholas Atkin (1960-2009) was Professor of Modern European History at the University of Reading. Frank Tallett was, until his retirement, Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Reading.
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