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Catholicism in Modern Italy
Religion, Society and Politics since 1861

ISBN 9780415758376
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

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 Italy looks 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'.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Glossary and list of abbreviations  1. Introduction  2. Catholicism and the Liberal Revolution (1815-1870)  3. The Catholic Recovery (1870-1914)  4. Italian Catholicism and the Challenges of Industrial Development (1880-1914)  5. Italian Catholics, the Great War and the Rise of Fascism (1914-1929)  6. Fascism, War and the Resistance (1929-1945)  7. The Age of Catholic 'Triumphalism' (1945-1958)  8. The New 'Secularisation' (1958-1978)  9. Italy in the Age of Religious Pluralism (1978 to the Present)  10. Conclusion.  Endnotes.  Bibliography.  Index



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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).