Anna Katharina Pieper M.A.
Affiliated scholar, Department of History
the German Historical Institute in Rome (2017), the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani in Venice (2019) and the Gotha Research Library (2019).
A Rapprochement between Catholicism and Liberalism in an Imperial Context? The National Conservatives and Colonial Policy in Liberal Italy (1878–1912)
Did the imperial context make a gradual rapprochement between liberalism and political Catholicism possible, several years before it could be achieved on a national level?
By the end of the 19th century, the young Kingdom of Italy struggled both for a place among the long established colonial powers and for recognition on a national level. The Roman Question was still unresolved. Consequently, a strong Catholic milieu had emerged whose supporters advanced very diverse views on the newly founded state and its expansionism.