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Die Ostpolitik des Vatikans: 1917-1915
Die Ostpolitik des Vatikans: 1917-1915
By Hansjakob Stehle
Piper, 1975, 487 pp

A summary of Vatican policies toward the U.S.S.R. from 1917 to the present, by a veteran West German journalist with years of experience in Eastern Europe and in Rome. The book brings some new material and affords a better understanding of the Vatican's mode of thought and actions, as well as of the broader question of how the West responded to the Soviet challenge.