Earthly Powers: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War by Michael Burleigh
English | Mar. 2007 | ISBN: 0060580941 | 530 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
In this masterful, stylish, and authoritative book, Michael Burleigh gives us an epic history of the battles over religion in modern Europe. Examining the ways in which politics and religion have influenced each other over the last two hundred years, he reveals that throughout history the two realms have interacted in complex and sometimes lethal ways – just as they still do today. The overall effect was a widespread increase in secularism and a demystification of the power of politics.