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The Pope and Mussolini

The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Kertzer, David I. (Book - 2014)
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Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
Authors: Kertzer, David I., 1948-
Title: The Pope and Mussolini
the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xxxiii, 549 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Rome, 1939
The Pope and the dictator. A new pope ; The march on Rome ; The fatal embrace ; Born to command ; Rising from the tomb ; The dictatorship ; Assassins, pederasts, and spies ; The pact
Enemies in common. The savior ; Eating an artichoke ; The return of the native son ; Cardinal Pacelli hangs on ; Mussolini is always right ; The Protestant enemy and the Jews ; Hitler, Mussolini, and the Pope ; Crossing the border ; Enemies in common ; Dreams of glory
Mussolini, Hitler, and the Jews. Attacking Hitler ; Viva Il Duce! ; Hitler in Rome ; A surprising mission ; The secret deal ; The racial laws ; The final battle ; Faith in the King ; A convenient death ; A dark cloud lifts ; Heading toward disaster.
Summary: Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
Local Note: 15 18 27 35 53 79 109 112 118 133 148 152 172 173 175 216 231 250
ISBN: 0812993462
9780812993462
Statement of Responsibility: David I. Kertzer
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-510) and index.
Subject Headings: Fascism and the Catholic Church Italy. Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. Pius XI, Pope, 1857-1939.
Topical Term: Fascism and the Catholic Church
LCCN: 2013019402
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Aug 05, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Clerico - Fascist Regime
mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and the Fascist regime.

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Aug 05, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

... Kennedy " came away with the belief that we could accomplish much more by sending a dozen beautiful chorus girls to Rome than a flock of diplomats and a fleet of airplanes.

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While he was himself Catholic, Hitler added, he could see no good purpose that Catholicism served in Germany.

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These men who come to power through coup d'├ętats need to legitimize themselves through the Vatican.

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  • SEBoiko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

... he needed the pope to eliminate the remaining Catholic opposition to his rule.

Aug 04, 2014
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The Pope's decision to consider supporting Mussolini surprised many in the Church.

Aug 04, 2014
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His commands were to be followed "not immediately, but sooner than immediately," the Pope was fond of saying.

Aug 04, 2014
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Si it was that Mussolini first came to power, through a legal vote in a freely elected parliament.

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