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Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Burleigh, Michael, 1955-2005
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Review: "In this book, Michael Burleigh gives us a history of the battles over religion in modern Europe. Examining the ways in which politics and religion have influenced each other over the last two hundred years, he reveals that throughout history the two realms have interacted in complex and sometimes lethal ways - just as they still do today. The overall effect was a widespread increase in secularism and a demystification of the power of politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Edition:
1st ed.
Imprint:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Collation:
xiii, 529 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Age of reason, age of faith -- 2. The church and the revolution -- 3. Puritans thinking they are Spartans run amok in eighteenth-century Paris -- 4. The alliance of throne and altar in restoration Europe -- 5. Chosen peoples : political messianism and nationalism -- 6. Century of faiths -- 7. New men and sacred violence in late-nineteenth-century Russia -- 8. Rendering unto Caesar : church versus state, state versus church -- 9. The churches and industrial society -- 10. Apocalypse 1914.
ISBN:
9780060580933 (alk paper)
Dewey class:
322.10940903322.1094
LC class:
BR475.
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs322.1094 BURAvailable
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