Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750

Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550-1750

by Marc R. Forster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521780446

ISBN-13: 9780521780445

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book seeks to explain the origins of the Catholic identity of the population of southwest Germany between 1550 and 1750. Many studies of this subject credit rulers and church leaders with creating and enforcing religious identity in Germany "from above." In contrast, this study argues that there were important local and religious reasons why people came to

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Overview

This book seeks to explain the origins of the Catholic identity of the population of southwest Germany between 1550 and 1750. Many studies of this subject credit rulers and church leaders with creating and enforcing religious identity in Germany "from above." In contrast, this study argues that there were important local and religious reasons why people came to consider themselves loyal Catholics; and in order to understand the origins of Catholic identity, it examines the nature of "Baroque Catholicism"—including the significance of pilgrimages, processions, confraternities, and other religious ceremonies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521780445
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Counter-Reformation offensive, 1550–1650; 2. The sacral landscape and pilgrimage piety; 3. Religious practice; 4. Clericalism in the villages; 5. The communal church in German Catholicism; 6. Reformers and intermediaries, 1650–1750; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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