The Church and the State in France, 1789-1870

'Fear of God is the Basis of Social Order'

Authors: Price, Roger

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  • Aims to explain the development and interaction of Church and State in eighteenth and nineteenth century France
  • Considers the dynamics of religious and political change in a period of revolution and social fear
  • Utilises a wide range of archival sources and print media as well as secondary ltierature
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This book explores the responses of the Roman Catholic Church to the French Revolution beginning in 1789, to the liberal revolution in 1830, and particularly the democratic revolution of 1848 in France, and asks how these events were perceived and explained. Informed by the collective memory of the first revolution, how did the Church react to renewed ‘catastrophe’? How did it seek to influence political choice? Why did authoritarian government prove to be so attractive? This is a study of the impact of religion on political behaviour, as well as of the politicisation of religion. Roger Price employs the methodology of the social and cultural historian to explain the development and interaction of two key institutions, Church and State, during a period of political and social upheaval. Drawing on a wide range of archival and printed primary sources, as well as secondary literature, this book analyses the diverse perceptions of people with power and the impact of their decisions, and the responses, of a wide range of individuals and communities.

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Roger Price is Emeritus Professor of History at Aberystwyth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published a large number of articles and books on the economic, social and political history of nineteenth-century France and Europe. Previous publications include The French Second Empire: An Anatomy of Political Power (2001); People and Politics in France, 1848–1870 (2004); A Concise History of France (2014); Documents on the Second French Empire, 1852–1870 (Palgrave, 2015); and The Modernization of Rural France: Communications Networks and Agricultural Market Structures in Nineteenth-Century France (2017). In addition to this book, his study of Religious Renewal in France, 1789–1870: The Roman Catholic Church between Catastrophe and Triumph will also soon be published by Palgrave.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Church and the State in France, 1789-1870
Book Subtitle
'Fear of God is the Basis of Social Order'
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63269-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63269-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63268-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87513-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 341
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