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The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Geoffrey Cubitt


This book studies the persistent belief in the existence of a Jesuit conspiracy in 19th-century France. This is one of the most important and enduring conspiracy theories in modern European history, and France was one of its major focuses. In this survey, the book examines the range of polemical literature through which the prevalent conviction of Jesuitical plots was expressed, and explores political attitudes both within and outside the Catholic Church.

Keywords: Jesuit conspiracy, 19th-century France, polemical literature, plots, political attitudes, Catholic Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198228684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Cubitt, author
University of York