Religion, Society and Politics in France since 1789

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A&C Black, Jul 1, 1991 - History - 242 pages
This book has been carefully planned to give a coherent account of the impact of religion in France over the last two hundred years. Most books in English dealing with the subject are now dated, and in any case concentrate on institutional questions of church-state relations rather than on the wider influence of religion throughout France. These essays summarise recent French research and provide a concise up-to-date introduction to the history of modern French Catholicism.
 

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Contents

The Year II and the Revolutionary Experience
1
Women Philanthropy and the Public Sphere in NineteenthCentury France
29
Some Reflections
55
4 The Catholic Church and the Business Community in NineteenthCentury France
67
5 The Emergence of Catholic Politics in the Midi 183070
89
6 Why Republicans and Catholics Couldnt Stand Each Other in in the Nineteenth Century
107
7 Catholics versus Freemasons in Late NineteenthCentury France
121
Jaurès Guesde and the Dreyfus Affair
137
The Religious Orders in France 190115
149
Prelates Theologians and the Vichy Regime
167
11 Catholics and Communism in Liberation France 194447
187
Death and Resurrection
203
Index
221
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NICHOLAS ATKIN is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Reading, England. His publications include Church and School in Vichy France, 1940-44 (1991), Petain (1997), The French at War, 1934-44 (2001), The Forgotten French: Exiles in the British Isles, 1940-44 (2003), The Fifth French Republic (2005) and, with Frank Tallett, Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism since 1750 (2003).

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