British Catholics and Fascism: Religious Identity and Political Extremism Between the Wars (BOK)

Tom Villis

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British Catholics and Fascism is a comprehensive study of the way in which British Catholic communities reacted to fascism both at home and abroad. Drawing on substantial primary research, Tom Villis sheds new light on religious identity and political extremism in early twentieth-century Britain. He examines the careers and thought of numerous prominent Catholic writers and cultural commentators as well as the role of the Catholic press more generally, the views of the hierarchy and the overtures which the British Union of Fascists made to the Catholic communities. Debates about fascism became symbolic of the wider difficulties in articulating a religious political critique in an increasingly secular political culture. For many Catholics, pro-fascism became a way of expressing their own distinct political and social identity in a society which largely held different views.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Tom Villis
ISBN 9781137274182
Antall sider 296 Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,3cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 472 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Fascism & Nazism