The Challenge of Dictatorship. Catholicism in Germany and Italy from 1918 to 1943/45
After the First World War, the Catholic Church was forced on the defensive by totalitarian mass-movements in both Italy and Germany. Fascism and National Socialism challenged Catholicism’s traditional position in society. This volume is the first to bring together contributions by leading German and Italian historians and theologians and thus to present a graphic account of the Catholic Church's strategies for asserting itself between 1918 and 1943/45.