Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815

Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815

by E. Claire Cage

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813937120
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

E. Claire Cage is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Alabama.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Clerical Celibacy from Early Christianity to the Ancien Régime 11

2 An Unnatural State: The Clerical Celibacy Controversy in Enlightenment France 29

3 Priests into Citizens: Clerical Marriage during the French Revolution, 1789-1793 61

4 A Social Crime: Clerical Celibacy from the Terror to Napoleon 92

5 Married Priests in the Napoleonic Era 130

Epilogue 167

Notes 175

Bibliography 195

Index 227

Interviews

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