Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914Essays for John McManners$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nigel Aston

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205968

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 October 2019

The British Ambassador and the Funeral of Pope Pius IX

The British Ambassador and the Funeral of Pope Pius IX

Chapter:
(p.365) 18 The British Ambassador and the Funeral of Pope Pius IX
Source:
Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914
Author(s):

Owen Chadwick

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0019

Pope Pius IX died in February 1878. He had resisted the Italian Risorgimento to the last breath of a pontificate which had gone on for longer than that of any other pope. At his death he was as unpopular in Italy as any pope since the Middle Ages had been. Yet he was revered by many Catholics throughout Europe and America, as no pope before him — partly because he was the first pope to command the modern media, and partly because he was regarded by many Catholics almost as a martyr. Forced to flee from Rome in 1848 and restored by French force of arms, he had lost most of the historic papal states, and all their prosperous towns, through invasion by the Piedmontese army in 1859–60.

Keywords:   Pope Pius IX, funeral, pontification, Catholics, papal states, Middle Ages

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .