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Political Catholicism in Europe, 1918–1965

Tom Buchanan and Martin Conway


In the 20th century, Catholics have been enthusiastic supporters of the dictatorships of Franco and Salazar, victims of Nazism in Germany, and advocates of Christian Democracy in post-war Europe. What unites these experiences? In this book, focusing on the years between the end of the First World War and the Second Vatican Council, a group of historians tackle this issue on a country-by-country basis, investigating how far Catholicism represented not only a religious, but also a major political and social force in European politics. The issues covered include Christian Democracy, the best-know ... More

Keywords: Catholics, Franco, Salazar, Nazism, Christian Democracy, post-war Europe, Catholic Action, trade unions, corporatism, European politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203193
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203193.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Buchanan, editor
Oxford University

Martin Conway, editor
Balliol College, Oxford

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Martin Conway

1 France

James F. McMillan

2 Italy

John Pollard

3 Spain

Mary Vincent

4 Portugal

Tom Gallagher

5 Germany

Karl-Egon Lönne

6 Belgium

Martin Conway

7 The Netherlands

Paul Luykx

8 Great Britain

Tom Buchanan

9 Ireland

Dermot Keogh, and Finín O’Driscoll

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