Earthly Powers The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War

ISBN-10: 0060580941
ISBN-13: 9780060580940
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Burleigh
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

In this masterful, stylish, and authoritative book, Michael Burleigh gives us an epic history of the battles over religion in modern Europe, examining the complex and often lethal ways in which politics and religion have interacted and influenced each other over the last two centuries. From the French Revolution to the totalitarian movements of the twentieth century, Earthly Powers is a uniquely powerful portrait of one of the great tensions of modern history-one that continues to be played out on the world stage today.

Michael Burleigh, as of the fall of 2000, is a professor of history at Washington and Lee University. He is the author of six previous books on Germany, including Death and Deliverance and Ethics and Extermination.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Age of Reason, Age of Faith
The Church and the Revolution
Puritans Thinking They are Spartans Run Amok in Eighteenth-Century Paris
The Alliance of Throne and Altar in Restoration Europe
Chosen Peoples: Political Messianism and Nationalism
Century of Faiths
New Men and Sacred Violence in Late-Nineteenth-Century Russia
Rendering Unto Caesar: Church versus State, State versus Church
The Churches and Industrial Society
Apocalypse 1914
Notes
Select Bibliography
Picture Credits
Index

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