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Christianity and Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830 : New Approaches to European History - Nigel Aston

Christianity and Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830

New Approaches to European History

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Published: 27th March 2003
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This new introduction to religious history reviews the events of the turbulent period of the French Revolution. It is an accessible summary of key developments in the confrontation between the Churches and the Enlightenment. The text is supplemented by illuminating illustrations, maps and a glossary.

'Dr Aston's excellent study takes the form of a wide-ranging and concise survey of the fortunes of Christianity ... a highly authoritative and accessible analysis which will be of value to political, social and intellectual, as well as to ecclesiastical, historians.' History '... an excellent survey ... Nigel Aston's confident command of his material makes the book accessible for the student and general reader, for whom a useful glossary of technical terms is provided ... This is an outstandingly useful book for students and anyone wanting a broad account of Christianity in Europe c. 1750-1830.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History '... an accessible yet serious synthesis. Nigel Ashton has succeeded brilliantly. His presentation is concise and concentrated without being indigestible. His analyses are clear and trenchant, and backed up by a range of telling examples and data ... a praiseworthy achievement in a book with such a wide range, he draws his material even-handedly from across Europe, from Britain to Russia.' The European Legacy 'This ambitious book offers a comprehensive study ... Nigel Aston's scholarship is meticulous ... The unfussy style of the text is well suited to his task, and his judgements are invariably well-informed.' English Historical Review

Introduction
Later Eighteenth-Century Religion
Church structures and ministry
Beliefs, society and worship. The expression of Christianity in Europe, c. 1750-1790
Intellectual challenges and the religious response
Church and State
Revolution and its Aftermath
Revolutions and the Churches: the initial impact
The impact of the Revolution on religious life and practice, c. 1793-1802
Religion in Napoleonic Europe, 1802-1815
Religious revival after 1815?
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ISBN: 9780521465922
ISBN-10: 0521465923
Series: New Approaches to European History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 27th March 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53