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Author Dreuzy, Agnes de, author

Title The Holy See and the emergence of the modern Middle East : Benedict XV's diplomacy in Greater Syria (1914-1922) / Agnes de Dreuzy
Published Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction : rethinking Benedict XV's contribution to international relations -- PART I. THE VATICAN AND CATHOLIC INTERESTS IN PREWAR AND WARTIME GREATER SYRIA, 1914-1917. Benedict XV, Pope of Peace -- Protection of Catholics in the Ottoman Empire -- Vatican wartime foreign policy -- Protection of Catholic clergy and property -- Benedict XV's humanitarian assistance -- PART II. POSTWAR PROTECTION OF CATHOLIC INTERESTS, 1917-1922. The Holy See and the postwar world order -- The Holy See and Syria -- The Holy See and Palestine -- Conclusion
Summary "This detailed analysis of Pope Benedict XV's wartime diplomacy in the Levant focuses on relations between the Holy See and the European powers with Middle Eastern interests (France, Britain, and Russia) as well as the Ottoman Empire, and sheds new light on the intricate relationships between churches of the Eastern Rite (Maronites, Melkites) and those of the Latin Rite. The author argues that far from being passive and ineffectual during World War I, Benedict XV vigorously pursued a nuanced foreign policy that shaped the history of the papacy through the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Benedict XV, Pope, 1854-1922.
Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Church and international organization -- Catholic Church -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Catholic Church
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813228492
0813228506 (electronic bk.)
9780813228495
9780813228501 (electronic bk.)