The Path to Christian Democracy
German Catholics and the Party System from Windthorst to Adenauer
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
From the time of Bismarck's great rival Ludwig Windthorst to that of the first post-World War II Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, the Catholic community in Germany took a distinctive historical path. Although it was by no means free of authoritarian components, it was at times the most democratic pathway taken by organized political Catholicism anywhere in Europe.
Challenging those who seek continuity in German history primarily in terms of its long march toward Nazism, this book...