Culture Wars: Secular-Catholic Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europeby Christopher Clark
Pub. Date: 09/01/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Twelve essays from a team of European experts examine the struggle that broke out between secular and religious forces in late nineteenth-century Europe. They highlight the role of trans-national forces and their interaction with local conditions. This collection combines an account of the impact of secular-religious strife, at the level of high politics, with case studies that elucidate the meaning of culture war for specific regions and communities.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of contributors; Introduction: the European culture wars Christopher Clark and Wolfram Kaiser; 1. The New Catholicism and the European culture wars Christopher Clark; 2. 'Clericalism - that is our enemy!': European anticlericalism and the culture wars Wolfram Kaiser; 3. 'Priest hits girl': on the front line in the 'war of the two Frances' James McMillan; 4. The battle for monasteries, cemeteries and schools: Belgium Els Witte; 5. Contested rituals and the battle for public space: the Netherlands Peter Jan Margry and Henk te Velde; 6. Nonconformity, clericalism and 'Englishness': the United Kingdom J. P. Parry; 7. The assault on the city of the Levites: Spain Julio de la Cueva; 8. Roma o morte: culture wars in Italy Martin Papenheim; 9. Enemies at the gate: the Moabit Klostersturm and the Kulturkampf: Germany Manuel Borutta; 10. Village quarrels and national controversies: Switzerland Heidi Bossard-Borner; 11. The counter-reformation's last stand: Austria Laurence Cole; 12. The uncivil origins of civil marriage: Hungary Robert Nemes; Annotated bibliography; Index.
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