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The Vatican and the Emergence of the Modern Middle East
by Agnes de Dreuzy
Catholic University of America Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-0-8132-2849-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2850-1
Library of Congress Classification BX1617.D74 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 327.45634056

The Holy See and the Emergence of the Modern Middle East examines the originality of Pope Benedict XV’s diplomacy (1914-1922) during the First World War and the immediate post-war period in the modern Middle East emerging after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. A thorough exploration of the pontiff's statecraft regarding Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine serves as the case study and emphasizes Pope Benedict's participation in preparing the Catholic Church for an active role in the new world order.

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