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

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Cambridge University Press, 6. jaan 2005 - 265 pages
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This the first scholarly study of the finances and financiers of the Vatican between 1850 and 1950. Dr Pollard, a leading historian of the papacy, explores the transformation of the Vatican into a major financial power and the part this played in the developement 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The reign of Pius IX Vatican finances before and after the fall of Rome 18501878
21
The pontificate of Leo XIII 18781903
55
Vatican finances under the peasant pope Pius X 19031914
79
The great charitable lord? Vatican finances under Benedict XV 19141922
108
Economical and prudent bourgeois? Pius XI 19221929
127
The Wall Street Crash and Vatican finances in the early 1930s
150
Vatican finances in an age of global consolidation 19331939
168
Vatican finances in the reign of Pius XII the Second World War and the early Cold War 19391950
183
Conclusion money and the rise of the modern papacy
210
The Law of Papal Guarantees of
231
The Financial Convention
232
Bibliography
234
Index
245
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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).

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