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A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Owen Chadwick


This history of the ninteenth‐century popes covers the papacies of Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII and Pius X in their religious and political aspects. The period was dominated by the question of whether the pope could hold political power and the relations of the papacy with the Catholic states of Europe. The major themes of the book are therefore the causes and consequences of the end of the Papal State as an independent power in Italy and the conflicts between the popes and the forces of the Risorgimento, fighting for the unification of Italy under the Piedmontese monarchy. At the same time ... More

Keywords: Curia, ecumenism, First Vatican Council, France, nineteenth‐century history, Gregory XVI, Habsburg Empire, nineteenth‐century history, Italy, nineteenth‐century history, Kulturkampf, Leo XIII, papacy, papal infallibility, Papal States, Pius IX, Pius X, Poland, nineteenth‐century history, Portugal, nineteenth‐century history, religious orders, Revolutions of 1848, Risorgimento, Rome, saints, Spain, nineteenth‐century history, Syllabus of Errors, universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269226.001.0001


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Owen Chadwick, author
University of Cambridge
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