Controversial Concordats: The Vatican's Relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler

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Frank J. Coppa
CUA Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 248 pages
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This is a survey of the relationship of the Roman Catholic Church with three dictatorial figures in the 19th and 20th centuries: Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler. The essays reveal that the papacy not only played a key role in determining church-state relations in particular countries, but also greatly influenced the general course of international relations and modern history from the era of the French Revolution to the age of dictators and World War II.
  

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Contents

Napoleon the Concordat of 1801
34
Mussolini and the Concordat of 1929
81
The Reich Concordat of 1933
120
Three Controversial Concordats
182

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About the author (1999)

Frank J. Coppa is professor emeritus of history and director of doctoral studies in modern world history at St. John s University. He is the author of "The Life and Pontificate of Pope Pius XII: Between History and Controversy", among other books on the papacy.

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