Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Religion, Politics and Preferment in France Since 1890

Maurice Larkin

Religion, Politics and Preferment in France Since 1890

Maurice Larkin

$70.99

Paperback
This book investigates the problems that committed Catholics allegedly faced if they sought careers in state employment under the Third French Republic. Using ministerial and Masonic archives, the book explores the broad divergence of practice between individual ministries and between particular governments. It also examines the factors that underlay these discriminatory attitudes - notably the claims of Catholic involvement in the right-wing subversive activities of the late 1890s at the time of the Dreyfus affair. It investigates the increased difficulties that French Catholics faced after the change of pope in 1903. Later chapters explore the degree to which wariness towards committed Catholics in the public services evaporated under later regimes - despite the traumas of the Vichy years.

- Publisher Preface; Part I. As It Was: Catholic and the Republic 1890-1914: 1. Rallies et derailleurs: Catholics and subversion; 2. Le sabre et le goupillon: Catholics and the army; 3. Raison d'etat, raison d'eglise: the Roman dimension; Part II. As It Was: Catholics and State Employment: 4. Problems and principles; 5. Patterns of preferment; 6. Ronds-de-cuir, genoux de chameau: other sectors; 7. The Brotherhood at work; 8. Marianne at school; Part III. As It Became: 1914-1994: 9. La grande illusion? 1914-1939; 10. The leopard's spots, 1940-1960; 11. Croquet through the looking glass: rules and identity in question, 1960-1994; Notes; Sources.

- Publisher "Maurice Larkin's work is unquestionably important to our understanding of the politics of preferment and exclusion on the basis of religious belief in modern France. Larkin is the preeminent scholar of the Catholic Church and religious politics in modern France. This little book, his revision of the Wiles lectures given at Queens University, Belfast, in 1986, is important and ground-breaking scholarship. At the same time, the issues it addresses evoke our understanding of the shaping of the political culture of individuals and groups who have been marginalized by prejudice and discrimination....This work is a professional historian's delight as Larkin brings to this study a fascinating ability to convey the complicated diplomatic and domestic relations between various Catholic groups and anti-regime forces.' Myrna Chase, History

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Religion, Politics and Preferment in France Since 1890"

This book investigates the problems that committed Catholics allegedly faced if they sought careers in state employment under the Third French Republic. Using ministerial and Masonic archives, the book explores the broad divergence of practice between individual ministries and between particular governments. It also examines the factors that underlay these discriminatory attitudes - notably the claims of Catholic involvement in the right-wing subversive activities of the late 1890s at the time of the Dreyfus affair. It investigates the increased difficulties that French Catholics faced after the change of pope in 1903. Later chapters explore the degree to which wariness towards committed Catholics in the public services evaporated under later regimes - despite the traumas of the Vichy years.
- Publisher

Preface; Part I. As It Was: Catholic and the Republic 1890-1914: 1. Rallies et derailleurs: Catholics and subversion; 2. Le sabre et le goupillon: Catholics and the army; 3. Raison d'etat, raison d'eglise: the Roman dimension; Part II. As It Was: Catholics and State Employment: 4. Problems and principles; 5. Patterns of preferment; 6. Ronds-de-cuir, genoux de chameau: other sectors; 7. The Brotherhood at work; 8. Marianne at school; Part III. As It Became: 1914-1994: 9. La grande illusion? 1914-1939; 10. The leopard's spots, 1940-1960; 11. Croquet through the looking glass: rules and identity in question, 1960-1994; Notes; Sources.
- Publisher

"Maurice Larkin's work is unquestionably important to our understanding of the politics of preferment and exclusion on the basis of religious belief in modern France. Larkin is the preeminent scholar of the Catholic Church and religious politics in modern France. This little book, his revision of the Wiles lectures given at Queens University, Belfast, in 1986, is important and ground-breaking scholarship. At the same time, the issues it addresses evoke our understanding of the shaping of the political culture of individuals and groups who have been marginalized by prejudice and discrimination....This work is a professional historian's delight as Larkin brings to this study a fascinating ability to convey the complicated diplomatic and domestic relations between various Catholic groups and anti-regime forces.' Myrna Chase, History
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Preface; Part I. As It Was: Catholic And The Republic 1890-1914: 1. Rallies Et Derailleurs: Catholics And Subversion; 2. Le Sabre Et Le Goupillon: Catholics And The Army; 3. Raison D'etat, Raison D'eglise: The Roman Dimension; Part Ii. As It Was: Catholics And State Employment: 4. Problems And Principles; 5. Patterns Of Preferment; 6. Ronds-de-cuir, Genoux De Chameau: Other Sectors; 7. The Brotherhood At Work; 8. Marianne At School; Part Iii. As It Became: 1914-1994: 9. La Grande Illusion? 1914-1939; 10. The Leopard's Spots, 1940-1960; 11. Croquet Through The Looking Glass: Rules And Identity In Question, 1960-1994; Notes; Sources.

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 6 to 7 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183782
  • Product Code 0521522706
  • EAN 9780521522700
  • Pages 264
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2002
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.390kg

Bestsellers in Christian Worldview