Controversial Concordats: The Vatican's Relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler
Frank J. Coppa
CUA Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 248 pages
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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