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    The War Against Catholicism: Liberalism and the Anti-Catholic Imagination in Nineteenth-century Germany (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Michael B. Gross

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    DescriptionWinner of the 2004 John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association. After the defeat of liberalism in the Revolution of 1848, and in the face of the dramatic revival of popular Catholicism, German middle-class liberals used anti-Catholicism to orient themselves culturally in a new age. Michael B. Gross's study shows how anti-Catholicism and specifically the Kulturkampf - the campaign to break the power of the Catholic Church - were not simply attacks against the church, nor were they merely an attempt to secure state autonomy. Instead, Gross shows that the liberal attack on Catholicism was actually a complex attempt to preserve moral, social, political, and sexual order during a period of dramatic pressures for change. By offering a provocative reinterpretation of liberalism and its relationship to the German anti-Catholic movement, this work ultimately demonstrates that in Germany, liberalism itself contributed to a culture of intolerance that would prove to be a serious liability in the twentieth century. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of culture, ideology, religion, and politics.

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    The War Against Catholicism
    Liberalism and the Anti-Catholic Imagination in Nineteenth-century Germany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael B. Gross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780472031306
    ISBN 10: 0472031309

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC7, HRCC2
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CATHOL
    BIC subject category V2: JPVR
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, REL015000, SOC039000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 943
    LC classification: DD
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG, 3JH
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 322.1094309, 282.094309034
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, QRMB1, JPVR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DFG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    13 b/w photographs, 12 tables
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    30 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    Michael B. Gross is Associate Professor of History at East Carolina University.