Napoleon and the Lazarists

  • Authors
  • John W. Carven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. The Concordat of 1801, The Nexus of the Religio-Political Policy of Napoleon Bonaparte

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John W. Carven
      Pages 4-9
    3. John W. Carven
      Pages 27-39
  3. The Congregation of the Mission within the Napoleonic Religio-Political Policy

  4. Sequel to the Napoleonic Reestablishment of the Mission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. John W. Carven
      Pages 169-169
    3. John W. Carven
      Pages 180-184
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-190

About this book


Neither in English nor in French is there a published study of Napoleon Bonaparte's reestablishment in France of the Congregation of the Mis­ 1 sion, whose members are generally known in France as Lazarists. This study, Napoleon and the Lazarists, 1804-1809, examines the reestablish­ ment of the Congregation of the Mission in France and its subsequent relations with the Napoleonic Government. Because religion played an important role in the policies and plans of Napoleon, this study is set with­ in the framework of Napoleon's general religio-political policy. Since the Concordat of 1801 was the legal instrument by which the Catholic Church was reestablished in France and also a necessary preliminary to and a model for the reestablishment of the Lazarists, its negotiation is treated in detail. The examination of the reestablishment of the Congre­ gation of the Mission in France under Napoleon Bonaparte and its sub­ sequent history between 1804 and 1809 follows. It is a study in microcosm which reflects Napoleon's general religio-political policies. Who are the Lazarists? The name Lazarist originates from St. Lazare, the original Motherhouse in Paris of the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission in 1625. With the cooperation of St. Louise de Marillac, he also founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity.


Europe Lazarists Napoleon church-state relations religio-political policy religious policy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1619-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1617-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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