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Moriz Lieber

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Moritz Joseph Josias Lieber (l 1 October 1790, the castle of Blankenheim in the Eifel – 29 December 1860, Bad Camberg, Hesse-Nassau) was a German Catholic politician and publisher. He was a translator of many conservative and Catholic authors into German, including Joseph de Maistre and Thomas More. He was the first president of the "Katholische Verein Deutschlands", which would become the forerunner of the Catholic association, particularly the Centre Party. His earliest literary activity was the translation of prominent Catholic works from foreign tongues, seeking thus to combat the spirit of the Enlightenment and Rationalism which had been rampant in Germany since the days of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. He first published under the title Die Werke des Grafen Joseph von Maistre (5 vols., Frankfurt-am-Main, 1822–24), the three principal works of de Maistre: Du pape, De l'Eglise gallicane dans son rapport avec le souverain pontife, and Les soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg. He also tr
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