Religion Annabelle and Katie
Religion <ul><li>“ Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet” Napoleon </li></ul><ul><li>There was a sch...
Concordat July 1801 <ul><li>New Pope had been appointed with more moderate and flexible ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon w...
Conclusion <ul><li>Undermined royalist as Church sided with Napoleon </li></ul><ul><li>United the clergy </li></ul><ul><li...
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Is Napoleon the heir to the French Revolution? - Religious Factor

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Napoleon - Religion

  1. 1. Religion Annabelle and Katie
  2. 2. Religion <ul><li>“ Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet” Napoleon </li></ul><ul><li>There was a schism with the Church due to the Revolution – Constitutional Clergy and the Refractory Clergy </li></ul><ul><li>In the Revolution the Civil Constitution of the Clergy provided an election for the clergy and made them take an oath </li></ul><ul><li>This split the public between a loyalty to God and a loyalty to Government </li></ul>
  3. 3. Concordat July 1801 <ul><li>New Pope had been appointed with more moderate and flexible ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon was a victor at Marengo which had Italy “at his mercy” </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Pius VII </li></ul><ul><li>Church was established in France again </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon negotiated himself with the Pope </li></ul><ul><li>Terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not official state religion but religion of the masses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government nominated bishops but Pope chose them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Articles (French Concordat) gave Catholics and Protestants equal rights – Pope did not know </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Conclusion <ul><li>Undermined royalist as Church sided with Napoleon </li></ul><ul><li>United the clergy </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidated Napoleon’s own power </li></ul><ul><li>Support of peasant farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Removed opponents – made no friends </li></ul><ul><li>Could be used as a tool of propaganda </li></ul><ul><li>But many revolutionaries hated the Church still </li></ul><ul><li>Priests did no more than what they legally had to </li></ul>

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