Between State and Church Hardback

Confessional Relations from Reformation to Enlightenment: Poland - Lithuania - Germany - Netherlands

by Wojciech Kriegseisen;

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Between State and Church

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The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away from a simple "toleration" versus "non-toleration" dichotomy, the author sets out to analyse the inter-confessional relations in selected European territories in a "longue duree" perspective, between Reformation and Enlightenment. Outlining the relations between the state and the different Churches (confessions) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Holy Roman Empire of Germany, and the Northern Netherlands serves to highlight the specificity of "free" (non-absolutist) composite states, where the particularly complex process of defining the raison d'etat determined the level of religious toleration that was politically feasible and socially acceptable.

Between State and Church by Wojciech Kriegseisen was published by Peter Lang AG in December 2015. The ISBN for Between State and Church is 9783631626702.

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Details for Between State and Church

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang AG (December 2015)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages626
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4459970
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