Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy

Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy
Financing the Vatican, 1850–1950

CAD$129.95 (C)

  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521812047

CAD$ 129.95 (C)
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • John Pollard, a leading historian of the papacy, explores the transformation of the Vatican into a major financial power and the part money played in the development of the modern papacy. Using hitherto unexplored sources, he sheds new light on tensions between the Vatican's engagement with capitalism and the Church's social teaching, and conflicts between the Vatican and the Allies during the Second World War and the early Cold War.

    • The first scholarly study of Vatican finances in the modern period
    • Contributes to debates about the relationship between the Vatican and fascism during the Second World War
    • Explores the tensions between Vatican financial policies and Catholic social doctrine
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This excellent book treats an important though neglected subject with care and sophistication. It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of the Papacy."
    David Alvarez, Saint Mary's College of California, The Catholic Historical Review

    "Pollard has carried out extensive research for this study and has mined accessible archives in England, Italy, the Vatican, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States. Most important, he secured access to the important diary of Negara, which gave him a vital insight into the financial operations of the papacy under Pius XI and Pius XII. On the basis of his thorough research, he is able to challenge a number of the interpretations of earlier writers on the subject. The book is well organized and well written and is enlivened by flashes of Pollard's droll sense of humor."
    The International History Review

    "Pollard has written an informed and thoughtful study that constitutes a significant advance over previous secondary scholarship." Business History Review Peter J. Walsh, New York University

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521812047
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The reign of Pius IX: Vatican finances before and after the fall of Rome (1850–1878)
    3. The Pontificate of Leo XIII (1878–1903)
    4. Vatican finances under the 'Peasant Pope', Pius X (1903–1914)
    5. 'The great charitable lord'?: Vatican finances under Benedict XV (1914–1922)
    6. 'Economical and prudent bourgeois'?: Pius XI, 1922–1929
    7. The Wall Street crash and Vatican finances in the early 1930s
    8. Vatican finances in an age of global consolidation, 1933–1939
    9. Vatican finances in the reign of Pius XII: the Second World War and the early Cold War, 1939–1950
    10. Conclusion
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    John F. Pollard, University of Cambridge
    John F. Pollard is a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of The Vatican and Italian Fascism, 1929-32: A Study in Conflict (1985).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×