Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany - Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association 3 (Hardback)David Martin Luebke (editor), Jared Poley (editor), Daniel C. Ryan (editor), David Warren Sabean (editor)
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Publisher: Berghahn Books
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
"The book is unusually coherent for a collection of essays...One of the strengths of this volume is the long chronological perspective it takes. The essays cover issues from the first half of the sixteenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century. This perspective allows the reader to trace German ideas about conversion and to connect them in a nuanced way with political developments. The volume thus provides a new perspective on the issue of confessionalization." * American Historical Review
"This well-conceived essay collection provides not only an excellent survey of the meanings of conversion in early modern Germany but also important insights into the whole concept of 'conversion' in the pre-modern period and the light this sheds on such associated ideas as the 'confessionalization' paradigm. In his lucid introduction, David Luebke not only provides the reader-in-a-hurry with useful summaries of each of the subsequent essays, but also an outline sketch of the different meanings of the term 'conversion' during the period under review...The volume is brought to a close by a brief afterword and is provided with an excellent index which makes this essay collection a must for all those increasing number of scholars who are becoming interested in conversion and religious identity formation beyond only the pre-modern world." * European History Quarterly
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