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Priests, Prelates and People A History of European Catholicism Since 1750

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ISBN-10: 0195219872

ISBN-13: 9780195219876

Edition: 2003

Authors: Nicholas Atkin, Frank Tallett

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Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallett offer the first one-volume historical overview of European Catholicism from the 18th century to 2002. The authors record the Church struggling to adapt to the new political landscape ushered in by the French Revolution and show how the formation of nation states and identities was both helped and hindered by the Catholic establishment. They portray 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. This is not the story of the Church in all its glory, but one of adaptation and change, of decline and resilience as the Church…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

#60;b#62;Nicholas Atkin#60;/b#62; was Professor of History and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Reading and the author or editor of several books on European issues. At the time of his death in 2009, he had just published #60;i#62;Themes in Modern European History, 1890-1945,#60;/i#62; co-edited with Michael Biddiss.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Michael Biddiss#60;/b#62; is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Reading, and a former President of the Historical Association. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous books and articles on modern Europe.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Frank Tallett#60;/b#62; is Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Reading,…    

Catholicism in Retrenchment: the Eighteenth Century
Catholicism in Revolution: 1789-1815
Catholicism Restored: 1815-50
Catholicism Retuned: 1850-1914
Catholicism and Reaction: 1914-45
Catholicism Revised: 1945-2002
Conclusion: Catholicism Reviewed
Bibliographical Essay