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Between Pope and Duce Catholic students in Fascist Italy by Richard J. Wolff

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Italy

Subjects:

  • Federazione universitaria cattolica italiana -- History,
  • Students -- Italy -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century,
  • Student movements -- Italy -- History -- 20th century,
  • Fascism and the Catholic Church -- Italy -- History -- 20th century,
  • Church and state -- Italy -- History -- 20th century,
  • Italy -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard J. Wolff.
SeriesStudies in modern European history ;, v. 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLA797.7 .W65 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2396389M
ISBN 100820404780
LC Control Number87026144

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Between Pope and Duce: Catholic Students in Fascist Italy traces the fascinating history of young Catholic intellectuals in Italy under Fascism. It is a complex story of courageous resistance to Fascist pressures and periodic willing collaboration. Despite Mussolini's efforts to thoroughly fascistize Italy's youth, a significant minority of university students, thanks to the Federazione. The Vatican, Il Duce and the Jews An extraordinary book explains in disturbing detail the history-altering relationship between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini. acting on the pope’s behalf — but also to various documents describing the series of meetings between Tacchi Venturi and the pope that led up to the deal. In exchange for some. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in , and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in , and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and "Il Duce.

The book unravels for the first time the key role played between pope and dictator by the shadowy Jesuit go-between, dubbed Mussolini's Rasputin. It also reveals the details of the secret agreement worked out by Mussolini with the pope's personal envoy, offering Vatican support for Italy's notorious, anti-Semitic 'racial laws'.Reviews:   The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe – review David Kertzer's nuanced book investigates an unholy alliance between .   Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent strength and legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.   "The Pope and Mussolini" tells the story of two men who came to power in , and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and Il Duce had many things in common.

  This book is a history of the relationship between Pope Pius XI and Benito Mussolini, anchored around the Lateran Accord of , which made peace between the Italian government and the Papacy and which helped legitimate Mussolini's fascist regime.   Kertzer’s larger argument is that from the outset, and throughout the s and s, Pius XI and Mussolini needed each other: this was “the fatal embrace,” which the Vicar of St. Peter’s. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in , and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and "Il Duce Reviews:   My views are informed by a book by David I. Kertzer, which won a Pulitzer for biography (NPR’s interview of the author is excellent). The Pope and Mussolini detailed a secret agreement between the dictator and Pope Pius XI to link the Fascist party and the Vatican in common cause against communism and for mutual benefits.