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Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804 By Nigel Aston

Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804

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Based on the latest scholarship, and set within the European context, the author emphasizes the turbulence of church-state relations, the role of religion in determining political loyalties, and the tenacious survival of religious practice in the late Eighteenth-century.
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Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804 by Nigel Aston

This important book examines the impact of the Revolution on religious life in France. Catholic structures and beliefs are central, but minorities like Protestants and Jews are not neglected, as it surveys the fate of the confessional state and the extent of 'de-Christianization'. Based on the latest scholarship, and set within the European context, the author emphasizes the turbulence of church-state relations, the role of religion in determining political loyalties, and the tenacious survival of religious practice in the late Eighteenth-century.

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Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804 Reviews


'A book which is of interest not only to students of French history but also anyone who wishes to study and understand the development and decline of European Christianity in the last two centuries.' - Dom Aidan Bellenger, The Downside Review 'This will be the book on the subject...It is based on a great deal of the author's own primary research on the topic, and draws on an enormous body of secondary sources. It is very well written, and is an exercise in a humane kind of social history.' - Professor Colin Jones, University of Warwick

About Nigel Aston


NIGEL ASTON is Lecturer in History at the University of Leicester, previously Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Luton.

Table of Contents


Preface.- Introduction.- SECTION A: ANCIENT REGIME RELIGION.- The Gallican Church Structures and Personnel.- Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century France: Varieties of Practice and Belief.- Protestants and Jews.- The Church and the Enlightenment.- SECTION B: THE IMPACT OF REVOLUTION.- The Gallican Church and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1786-1790.- The Collapse of the Historic Ecclesiastical Order, 1789-90 .- The Civil Constitution of the Clergy.- SECTION C: FROM SCHISM TO TERROR, 1791-1795.- Church, State and Revolution, 1791-1795.- The Survival of Religious Groups.- Dechristianisation and the Alternatives to Christianity.- SECTION D: TOWARDS A NEW RELIGIOUS ORDER: THE DIRECTORY AND THE CONSULATE.- The Churches and the State, 1795-1799.- The Napoleonic Religion Settlement, 1799-1804.- Conclusion.- Index.

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GOR001810234
Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804 by Nigel Aston
Nigel Aston
European Studies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2000-10-12
448
0333583264
9780333583265
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