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A Twentieth-Century Crusade

The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674983427

Publication Date: 06/17/2019


440 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

22 photos


  • Introduction: On the Brink of a New Era
  • 1. The Threat of a Secular Order
  • 2. A New Catholic Diplomacy
  • 3. Papal Officials Build Local Bridges
  • 4. The Fascist Temptation
  • 5. Launching the Anticommunist Crusade
  • 6. Catholic Anti-Fascism, Silenced
  • 7. The War for the Soul of Catholicism
  • 8. The Papal Agenda after World War II
  • 9. History Haunts the Church
  • 10. The Upending of Catholic Internationalism
  • Epilogue: One among Many
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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