Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation

Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation

by Ole Peter Grell
     
 

This volume of essays offers a new interpretation of the role of tolerance and intolerance in the European Reformation. It questions the traditional view, which has claimed a progressive development towards greater religious toleration from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth. Instead, it places incidents of religious tolerance and… See more details below

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This volume of essays offers a new interpretation of the role of tolerance and intolerance in the European Reformation. It questions the traditional view, which has claimed a progressive development towards greater religious toleration from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth. Instead, it places incidents of religious tolerance and intolerance in their specific social and political context. Fifteen leading scholars present a comprehensive examination of this subject in all the regions of Europe which were directly affected by the Reformation in the crucial period between 1500, when northern humanism had begun to make an impact, and 1648, the end of the Thirty Years War. In this way, Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation provides a dramatically different view of how religious toleration and conflict developed in early modern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521496940
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/22/1996
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1Introduction1
2The travail of tolerance: containing chaos in early modern Europe13
3Preconditions of tolerance and intolerance in sixteenth-century Germany32
4Heresy executions in Reformation Europe, 1520-156548
5Un roi, une loi, deux fois: parameters for the history of Catholic-Reformed co-existence in France, 1555-168565
6Confession, conscience, and honour: the limits of magisterial tolerance in sixteenth-century Strassburg94
7One Reformation or many? Protestant identities in the later Reformation in Germany108
8Toleration in the early Swiss Reformation: the art and politics of Niklaus Manuel of Berne128
9Tolerance and intolerance in sixteenth-century Basle145
10Exile and tolerance164
11The politics of toleration in the Free Netherlands, 1572-1620182
12Archbishop Cranmer: concord and tolerance in a changing Church199
13Toleration for Catholics in the Puritan revolution216
14The question of tolerance in Bohemia and Moravia in the age of the Reformation231
15Tolerance and intolerance in sixteenth-century Hungary249
16Protestant confessionalisation in the towns of Royal Prussia and the practice of religious toleration in Poland-Lithuania262
Index282

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