A History of the Popes 1830-1914
Coppa, Frank J., Journal of Church and State
A History of the Popes 1830-1914. By Owen Chadwick. [Oxford History of the Christian Church] Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. 614 pp. $135.00.
During the past decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in the papacy. Indeed, 1997 witnessed the publication of a number of general works on the institution including: Richard P. McBrien's Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul 11; Eamon Duffy's Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes; and P.G. Maxwell-Stuart's Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present. Two series, both British, pay close attention to it: the "Longman History of the Papacy," in which my volume on The Modern Papacy Since 1789 (1998) appears, and the "Oxford History of the Christian Church," in which the present volume is published.
Owen Chadwick, Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, is one of the general editors of the Oxford series. He previously published The Pope and the European Revolution (1981) in it. In his latest volume, the dean of British ecclesiastical historians, who has also written on periods as varied as the Reformation and the Vatican in World War II, focuses on nineteenth-century developments. Concentrating on the years from 1830 to 1914, he pays particular attention to the friction between church and state during the course of this century, and especially to the momentous developments of the long and controversial pontificate of Pius IX ( 1846-1878). Commencing with the pontificate of Gregory XVI (1831-1846), which he explores in one chapter, he devotes five to the pontificate of Pius IX, and one each to those of Leo XIII (1878-1903) and Pius X (1903-1914).
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Publication information: Article title: A History of the Popes 1830-1914. Contributors: Coppa, Frank J. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2000. Page number: 182+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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