Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age

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Peter C. Kent, John Francis Pollard
Praeger, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 288 pages
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This volume brings together some of the leading scholars of Vatican history to examine papal diplomacy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Essays consider the role of the Vatican in the major events of the modern era (the unification of Italy, World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, the war in Vietnam, the Nicaraguan revolution). Other essays examine the way in which the Papacy conducts its relations with secular states, specifically addressing its relationship with Ireland, Canada, the United States, and Yugoslavia. And three essays consider the place of the Vatican in the politics of the contemporary Middle East. This important work provides a sense of the complex nature of the Papacy's involvement in the political and diplomatic issues of the modern world.

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About the author (1994)

PETER C. KENT was at the centre of the Strax affair as assistant to the president at the University of New Brunswick. A former dean and professor of history, Kent's area of speciality is the history of modern Catholicism. He lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

John F. Pollard is a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of The Vatican and Italian Fascism, 1929-32: A Study in Conflict (1985).

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