© 1995

Catholicism and Politics in Argentina, 1810–1960

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Part of the St Antony’s book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 1-35
  3. Church, State and Society in Argentina, 1810–1960

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 39-72
    3. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 73-99
  4. The Catholic Movement in Argentine Politics, 1930–1960

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 103-122
    3. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 143-174
    4. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 175-182
    5. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 183-202
    6. Austen Ivereigh
      Pages 203-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-275

About this book


A rare study of Catholicism in Latin-American politics prior to Vatican II, this work examines the role of Catholics and Catholic theology in the development of Argentine political history. The author challenges standard interpretations in arguing that Argentine authoritarianism derives principally from the Enlightenment offshoots of liberalism and popular nationalism. The author argues that the tension between these strains, and a broad humanistic cultural framework informed by the Catholic tradition, helps to explain Argentine political instability, while shedding new light on leaders and movements, and especially Peronism.


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