South Bend and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1969. First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth, red top edge, original dust jacket. Book about-fine, price-clipped dust jacket with some creasing to top of front panel. Near-fine. Item #274
"DE MAISTRE ENTERED HISTORY AS THE FOUNDER OF 'ULTRAMONTANISM.' HIS PROPOSALS FOR POLITICAL REFORM HAVE BEEN GIVEN MUCH LESS ATTENTION" First edition in English of Hans Maier's study of the political upheavals of the 19th century, from the University of Notre Dame Press International Studies series. Consists of: Christian Democracy: Past and Present, Democracy and Church: The Revolutionary Attempt at Unity (1789-94), The Traditionalist Contradiction (1795-1829), Liberal Catholicism and Christian Democracy (1830-1850), Christian Democracy in the Ralliement (1891-1901). The text is prefaced with quotes by Tocqueville, Lacordaire, and Leo XIII. Translated by Emily M. Schossberger, with the author's Preface to the American Edition, dated "Munich/March, 1969." With an Appendix ("Liberal Catholicism," "Social Catholicism," "Christian Democracy"), an extensive Bibliography, and an Index.