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Romantic Catholics: France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith

Carol E. Harrison


This book brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century French men and women who argued that a reformed Catholicism could reconcile the divisions in French culture and society that were the legacy of revolution and empire. They include, most prominently, Charles de Montalembert, Pauline Craven, Amélie and Frédéric Ozanam, Léopoldine Hugo, Maurice de Guérin, and Victorine Monniot. These men and women were bound together by filial love, friendship, and in some cases marriage. The book draws on their diaries, letters, and published works to construct a portrait of a generation linked by a determi ... More

Keywords: religion, Catholicism, liberalism, romantic Catholics, Catholic faith, France, liberty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452451
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol E. Harrison, author
Professor of History, the University of South Carolina