Religion and the Early Modern State: Views from China, Russia, and the Westby James D. Tracy
Pub. Date: 09/01/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
How did state power impinge on the religion of the common people? The contributing historians of this collection uncover the process of "confessionalization", or "acculturation", by which officials of state and church collaborated in ambitious programs of Protestant or Catholic reform. Thirteen essays reveal a spectrum of possibilities which early modern… See more details below
How did state power impinge on the religion of the common people? The contributing historians of this collection uncover the process of "confessionalization", or "acculturation", by which officials of state and church collaborated in ambitious programs of Protestant or Catholic reform. Thirteen essays reveal a spectrum of possibilities which early modern governments tried to achieve by regulating religious life, as well as how religious communities consequently evolved in new directions.
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Table of Contents
Preface Thomase Mayer; Introduction Stanford E. Lehmberg and James D. Tracy; Part I. Lived Religion and Official Religion: 1. The alternative moral universe of religious dissenter in Ming-Qing China Richard Shek; 2. Ecclesiastical elites and popular belief and practice in seventeenth-century Russia Robert O. Crummey; 3. The state, the churches, sociability, and folk belief in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic Willem Frijhoff; 4. Communal ritual, concealed beliefs: layers of response to the regulation of ritual in Reformation England Caroline J. Litzenberger; Part II. Forms of Religious Identity: 5. Spirits of the Penumbra: deities worshipped in more than one Chinese Pantheon Romeyn Taylor; 6. Orthodoxy and revolt: the role of religion in the seventeenth-century Ukrainian Uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Frank E. Sysyn; 7. The Huguenot minority in early modern France Raymond A. Mentzer; 8. State religion and Puritan resistance in early seventeenth-century England Paul Seaver; Part III. The Social Articulation of Belief: 9. False miracles and unattested dead bodies: investigations into popular cults in Early Modern Russia Eve Levin; 10. Liturgical rites: the medium, the message, the messenger, and misunderstanding Susan C. Karant-Nunn; 11. Self correction and social change in the Spanish Counter-Reformation Sara T. Nalle; 12. The disenchantment of space: Salle church and the Reformation Eamon Duffy; An Epilogue at the Parish Level: 13. Popular religion and the reformation in England: a view from Cornwall Nicholas Orme.
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