Catholicism in Modern Italy: Religion, Society and Politics Since 1861

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Routledge, 2008 - History - 247 pages
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John Pollard's book surveys the relationship between Catholicism and the process of change in Italy from Unification to the present day. Central to the book is the complex set of relationships between traditional religion and the forces of change. In a broad sweep, Catholicism in Modern Italylooks at the cultural, social, political and economic aspects of the Catholic church and its relationship to the different experiences across Italy over this dramatic period of change and 'modernisation'.

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About the author (2008)

John Pollard is Fellow in History at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and researches the modern history of Italy, the papacy, and Fascism and religion. His publications include Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy: Financing the Vatican, 1850-1950 (2005).

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