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The Popes and European Revolution

Owen Chadwick


The effects of the European Revolution of 1789 to 1815 are described on the papacy and the Catholic Church of the ancient regime compared with that of the early nineteenth century. The book shows how strongly the Counter‐Reformation still worked in Italy during the eighteenth century, how it was the constitutional development of states, rather than the incoming of new ideas that forced change, and how traditional the Catholic world was even in the age of the Enlightenment. It shows reform at work, and the fierce pressure on the papacy that was marked first in the forced suppression of the Jesu ... More

Keywords: Catholic Church, Counter‐Reformation, Enlightenment, Europe, European Revolution, Italy, Jesuits, Napoleon, papacy, reform, religious history, Restoration

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Print publication date: 1980 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269196.001.0001


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Owen Chadwick, author
University of Cambridge
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