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Coppa, Frank J.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 330 publications in 2 languages and 16,194 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Concordats  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Frank J Coppa
The papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust by Frank J Coppa( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The papacy has long played a crucial role in western civilization. To many, its history and theology have seemed steeped in hostility toward the Jews. In the post-World War II era, the initial focus was on Pope Pius XII's stance during the Holocaust; it soon expanded, however, to the broader question of the papacy and the Jews. The present work transcends the thicket of controversy and provides a historical account of the relationship between the papacy and the Jews in the modern age, and the interaction between clerical anti-Judaism and secular anti-Semitism. In light of the polemical debate this subject has aroused during the past half century, this is no small task. In this work, author and historian Frank J. Coppa once again proves a capable guide to exploring the issues." "This work not only examines Rome's reaction during the fascist period but delves into the broader historical development and the impact of theological anti-Judaism. Coppa contends that developments are seldom, if ever, driven by a single force but flow from a multiplicity of factors. While some considerations are more important that others, their significance is to be determined by historical inquiry rather than imposed by preconception. He untangles these developments in this masterly work."--Jacket
Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli and papal politics in European affairs by Frank J Coppa( )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial concordats : the Vatican's relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler by Catholic Church( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life & pontificate of Pope Pius XII : between history & controversy by Frank J Coppa( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, is one of the most studied but least understood popes of the twentieth century while his pontificate remains the most turbulent and controversial. Although there is a general consensus that he faced serious problems during his tenure -- fascist aggression, the Second World War, the Nazi genocide of the Jews, the march of communism, and the Cold War -- there is disagreement on his response to these developments. Applauded by some as an "apostle for peace" for his attempt to prevent the outbreak of war, he has been denounced by others as an "advocate of appeasement" for this same effort. Praised by both Christian and Jews for his "Crusade of Charity" during the war, he was denounced by many for his "silence" during the Holocaust. These conflicting interpretations, dubbed the Pius Wars, are often narrow in focus, lack objectivity, and have shed more heat than light. Written by one of the foremost historians of Pius XII, the present biographical study, unlike the greater part of the vast and growing historiography of Pope Pius XII, is a balanced and nonreactive account of his life and times. Its focus is not on the pope's silence during the Holocaust, though it does address the issue in a historical and objective framework. This is a biography of the man as well as the pope. It probes the roots of his traditionalism and legalism, his approach to modernity and reformism in Church and society, and the influences behind his policies and actions. This book is the first biography of Eugenio Pacelli to appear in English since the opening of the papers of the pontificate of Pius XI (1922-1939), in which Pacelli served as nuncio to Germany and secretary of state, along with the publication of the memories of figures close to Papa Pacelli."--Publisher's description
The Immigrant experience in America( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen and society : the impact of television upon aspects of contemporary civilization by Frank J Coppa( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities in transition: from the ancient world to urban America by Frank J Coppa( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four articles by experts in different fields focus upon medieval, Italian Renaissance, and modern African cities, industrialization in Europe, and the problems of urban America
Dictionary of modern Italian history by Frank J Coppa( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policies and politics of Pope Pius XII : between diplomacy and morality by Frank J Coppa( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the papacy in the modern world by Frank J Coppa( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution at the turn of the nineteenth century transformed the world and ushered in the modern age, whose currents challenged the traditional political order and the prevailing religious establishment. The new secular framework presented a potential threat to the papal leadership of the Catholic community, which was profoundly affected by the rush towards modernization. In the nineteenth century the transnational church confronted a world order dominated by the national state, until the emergence of globalization towards the close of t
The papacy in the modern world : a political history by Frank J Coppa( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describing the triumphs, controversies and failures of popes over the past 200 years - including Pius IX, who was criticized for his campaign against Italian unification and his proclamation of papal infallibilty, and Pius XII, denounced for his 'silence' during the Holocaust and 'impartiality' during the Second World War - this book offers a comprehensive and enlightening view of the papal state. Examining a wide variety of source, some only recently made available by the Vatican archives, The Papacy in the Modern World sheds new light on this institution and offers valuable insights into events previously shrouded in mystery." --Back cover
Encyclopedia of the Vatican and papacy( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive sourcebook focuses on the Vatican from the Renaissance through the 1990s. Developments are studied within the context of European and world history. Crucial pre-Renaissance events are included as are entries on all of the popes, and the twenty-one councils from Nicaea (325) to Vatican II (1962-1965). Alphabetically arranged, the entries provide valuable and often difficult-to-find information on the structure and organization of the church. While the emphasis remains on the interaction between the Vatican and Papal Institutions within the wider political, diplomatic, social, and cultural world arena, theological questions are considered as well as the attitudes and reactions of the Vatican to key historical events, such as the French Revolution, Imperialism, World War I and II, the Ethiopian War, and the Holocaust. Entries on heresies and condemnations are included along with those on the Vatican reaction to various ideological movements such as Arianism, Jansenism, Gnosticism, Fascism, Racism, Marxism, and Americanism. Entries address current issues such as the Papal position on social questions, abortion, homosexuality, liberation theology, and birth control."--Jacket
The modern papacy since 1789 by Frank J Coppa( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the response of the papacy to the challenges of the modern age, offering a fresh perspective on political and ideological development across two centuries
Pope Pius IX, crusader in a secular age by Frank J Coppa( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great popes through history : an encyclopedia by Frank J Coppa( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camillo di Cavour by Frank J Coppa( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour, of Isolabella and of Leri (August 10, 1810 ? June 6, 1861), generally known as Cavour (Italian: [kavur]) was a leading figure in the movement toward Italian unification. He was the founder of the original Liberal Party and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, a position he maintained (except for a six-month resignation) throughout the Second Italian War of Independence and Garibaldi's campaigns to unite Italy. After the declaration of a united Kingdom of Italy, Cavour took office as Italy's first Prime Minister; he died after only three months in office, and thus did not live to see Venetia or Rome as part of the new Italian nation."--Wikipedia
The origins of the Italian wars of independence by Frank J Coppa( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the "Origins of Modern Wars" series, this book considers the Italian wars of independence. Using material from the Vatican archives, it highlights the roles of such figures as the Pope, Cardinal Corboli-Bussi and Cavour and the motivating forces behind the wars themselves
Modern Italian history : an annotated bibliography by Frank J Coppa( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in the making of Western man by Frank J Coppa( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning, protectionism, and politics in liberal Italy: economics and politics in the Giolittian age by Frank J Coppa( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and German and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dictionary of modern Italian history
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Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli and papal politics in European affairsControversial concordats : the Vatican's relations with Napoleon, Mussolini, and HitlerDictionary of modern Italian historyThe policies and politics of Pope Pius XII : between diplomacy and moralityPolitics and the papacy in the modern worldEncyclopedia of the Vatican and papacyThe modern papacy since 1789The great popes through history : an encyclopedia
Alternative Names
Coppa, Frank 1937-

Frank J. Coppa American historian

Frank J. Coppa Amerikaans historicus

Frank J. Coppa historiador estadounidense

Frank J. Coppa historien américain

Languages
English (223)

German (1)