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Converting Bohemia : force and persuasion in the Catholic reformation

Author: Howard Louthan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2009.
Series: New studies in European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This work sheds light on the course of the counter-reformation and the nature of early modern Catholicism.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Louthan
ISBN: 1107403553 9781107403550
OCLC Number: 751831890
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Winner of Iowa State University Czechoslovak Studies Association Book Prize 2009-2010
Description: xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A tale of two windows : framing the history of early modern Bohemia --
Severed heads and holy bones : authority and culture in post-White Mountain Bohemia --
Reshaping identity and reforming the kingdom : confessional change and the nobility --
"Monarchs of knowledge" : mastering dissent in post-White Mountain Bohemia --
Finding a holy past : antiquarianism and Catholic revival --
Reshaping the landscape : art and confessional identity --
Formation of the faithful : Catholicism in the countryside --
Sermons, songs, and scripture : reforming believers by the Word --
Pilgrimage and popular piety --
Making Bohemia holy : Christian saints and Jewish martyrs --
Conclusion: Between force and persuasion.
Series Title: New studies in European history.
Responsibility: by Howard Louthan.

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