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Title The European wars of religion : an interdisciplinary reassessment of sources, interpretations, and myths / edited by Wolfgang Palaver, Harriet Rudolph, Dietmar Regensburger
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, [2016]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BL65.W2 E89 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001271055
Descript vi, 269 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"In recent years religion has resurfaced amongst academics, in many ways replacing class as the key to understanding Europe's historical development. This has resulted in an explosion of studies revisiting issues of region, confessional violence and holy war during the early modern period. But the interpretation of the European wars of religion still remains constrained by national boundaries, tied into the process of state building as well as nation building. In order to untangle this complex web and more thoroughly interrogate these concepts and assumptions, this volume focusses on terms repeatedly used and misused in public debates such as 'religious violence' and 'holy warfare' within the context of military conflicts labelled 'religious wars'. The chapters not only focus on the role of religion, but also on the emerging state as a driver of the escalation of violence in the age of religious war"-- Provided by publisher
Introduction / Wolfgang Palaver, Harriet Rudolph, and Dietmar Regensburger -- Religion and violence in the Hussite Wars / Pavel Soukup -- Religion, war and violence in the Swiss Confederation / Thomas Lau -- Were the French wars of religion really wars of religion? / Philip Benedict -- Religious wars in the Holy Roman Empire? from the Schmalkaldic War to the Thirty Years War / Harriet Rudolph -- England's wars of religion : a reassessment / Charles W. A. Prior -- Justifying force in early modern doctrines on self-defence and resistance / Luise Schorn-Schütte -- Secularization of the holy : a reading of the 'wars of religion' / William T. Cavanaugh -- The modern state or the myth of 'political violence' / Paul Dumouchel -- The modern military-humanitarian hybrid state : a response to Paul Dumouchel / Bruce K. Ward -- Confessional wars and religious violence in Christianity from a theological viewpoint / Ralf Miggelbrink -- Religion and violence : the case of wars in the former Yugoslavia / Janez Juhant -- The debate about the European wars of religion as a challenge to interdisciplinary cooperation / Wolfgang Palaver
Lib. has: Published 2016 by Routledge. FSN
Subject War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Religion and politics -- Europe -- History
Alt Author Palaver, Wolfgang, 1958- editor
Rudolph, Harriet, editor
Regensburger, Dietmar, editor
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