Priests of the French Revolution: Saints and Renegades in a New Political Era

Priests of the French Revolution: Saints and Renegades in a New Political Era

by Joseph F. Byrnes

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ISBN-13: 9780271064901
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 08/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Joseph F. Byrnes is Professor of Modern European History at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of Catholic and French Forever: Religious and National Identity in Modern France (Penn State, 2005).

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Part I: Engagement, 1789–1791

1 The Formation of a Revolutionary Priest: Sieyès and Grégoire

2 The Priests in Action: From Estates General to National Assembly

3 Claude Fauchet at the Bastille

4 The Church of Adrien Lamourette and His Allies

Part II: Survival, 1791–1795

5 The Failed Relationship of Revolutionary Church and State

6 The Tragic Convention Years

7 Terrorists and Abdicators: Ultimate Renegades

Part III: Revival, 1795–1802

8 The New Constitutional French Church

9 Stabilizing the Constitutional Church: Claude Le Coz and the Council of 1797

10 Constitutional Irresolution in the See of Paris: Jean-Baptiste Royer and the Council of 1801

11 Constitutional Clergy in the Church of Napoleon’s Concordat

12 The Afterlife of the Constitutional Church: Hopes and Reality

Appendix: Administration of the Constitutional Church and Oath Adherence by Department




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