A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Paperback | September 3, 2003

byOwen Chadwick

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Could a Pope ever consent to be the subject of a political power? Owen Chadwick presents an analysis of the causes and consequences of the end of the historic Papal State, and the psychological pressures upon old Rome as it came under attack from the Italian Risorgimento; and not only fromItaly, but from liberal movements in Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal, as well as Tsarist Russia as it oppressed its Polish subjects. If a united Italy was to be achieved, the State must disappear. These pressures caused Popes to resist 'the world' rather than to try to influence it, to make the Vatican more of a sanctuary behind high walls, and to preach the more otherworldly aspects of Catholic faith. At the same time they met new moral demands - the rights of the labourer in industry,divorce, toleration - which they could confront because the Revolution had destroyed the powers of the Catholic kings over their churches, and therefore Catholic authority could be far more centralized in Rome.

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Could a Pope ever consent to be the subject of a political power? Owen Chadwick presents an analysis of the causes and consequences of the end of the historic Papal State, and the psychological pressures upon old Rome as it came under attack from the Italian Risorgimento; and not only fromItaly, but from liberal movements in Germany, ...

Owen Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.19 inPublished:September 3, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Gregory XVI2. A Liberal Pope, 1846-18483. Catholic Power4. The Making of Italy5. The Need for a Council6. The Prisoner of the Vatican7. Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903)8. Pope Pius X (1903-1914)9. Nationality and Religion: Tyrol and Poland10. Nationality and Religion: Spain11. Nationality and Religion: Portugal12. The Religious13. Catholic Universities14. The Idea of Reunion15. Saints in the Modern World

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`A new volume in the Oxford History of the Christian Church, of which the brothers Chadwick are the editors, must be noteworthy, and this one is much to be welcomed ... Professor Chadwick is a prose artist and the book is often delightful to read ... This one is something of a jewel in analready distinguished series; an interpretive study which, even if only the brightest undergraduates will get the best out of it, other scholars cannot but find stimulating and provocative.'John M Roberts, EHR, November 1999