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The Resource Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War, Michael Burleigh

Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War, Michael Burleigh

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Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Title
Earthly powers
Title remainder
the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burleigh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the ways in which politics and religion have influenced each other over the last two hundred years, Burleigh reveals that throughout history the two realms have interacted in complex and sometimes lethal ways--just as they still do today. The overall effect was a widespread increase in secularism and a demystification of the power of politics. Burleigh encompasses the philosophies of the Enlightenment, as well as the pseudo-religious aspects of Marxism. While the nineteenth century saw the replacement of the confessional by the liberal state, it also saw the birth of ideological fanaticisms that would achieve enormous power in the twentieth century. laying the foundations for both the soft totalitarianism of the modern bureaucratic welfare state and the more sinister police states of Communists and National Socialists. The most violent and repressive of these systems mimicked many of the functions of religion. Although liberalism was eventually restored to the continent in 1945 and 1989, many of the themes that Burleigh highlights here, notably the need for civic religions, have assumed a terrible relevance as Europe reacts to the threat of Al Qaeda.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burleigh, Michael
Dewey number
322/.10940903
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR475
LC item number
.B87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity and politics
  • Europe
  • Christianity and politics
  • Europe
  • Christendom
  • Godsdienst
  • Politiek
  • Kerk en staat
  • Cristianismo y política
  • Europa
Label
Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War, Michael Burleigh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-505) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Age of reason, age of faith -- The Church and the revolution -- Puritans thinking they are Spartans run amok in eighteenth-century Paris -- The alliance of throne and altar in Restoration Europe -- Chosen peoples : political messianism and nationalism -- Century of faiths -- New Men and sacred violence in late-nineteenth-century Russia -- Rendering unto Caesar : church versus state, state versus church -- The churches and industrial society -- Apocalypse 1914
Control code
ocm61479634
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 529 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060580933
Lccn
2005052777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060580933
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61479634
  • (OCoLC)61479634
Label
Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War, Michael Burleigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Age of reason, age of faith -- The Church and the revolution -- Puritans thinking they are Spartans run amok in eighteenth-century Paris -- The alliance of throne and altar in Restoration Europe -- Chosen peoples : political messianism and nationalism -- Century of faiths -- New Men and sacred violence in late-nineteenth-century Russia -- Rendering unto Caesar : church versus state, state versus church -- The churches and industrial society -- Apocalypse 1914
Control code
ocm61479634
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 529 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060580933
Lccn
2005052777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060580933
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61479634
  • (OCoLC)61479634

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