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Johann Sleidan and the Protestant vision of history

Author: Alexandra Kess
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the major challenges faced by the emergent Protestant faith was how to establish itself in a hitherto Catholic world. A key way it found to achieve this was to create a common identity through the fashioning of history, emphasising Protestantism's legitimacy and authority. In this study, the life and works of one of the earliest and most influential Protestant historians, Johann Sleidan (1506-1556), are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Johannes Sleidanus; Sleidanus; Johannes Sleidanus; Johannes Sleidanus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Kess
ISBN: 9780754657705 0754657701
OCLC Number: 74987750
Description: xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The making of a historian : Sleidan in France --
Historian of the Schmalkaldic league --
In the service of Strasbourg --
Sleidan's De statu religionis et reipublicae, Carolo Quinto, Caesare, Commentarii : an official Protestant view of history? --
Sleidan and the German historians --
Sleidan's reception in France --
Conclusion.
Series Title: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Responsibility: Alexandra Kess.
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One of the major challenges faced by the emergent Protestant faith was how to establish itself in a hitherto Catholic world. This study explores the life and works of one of the earliest and most  Read more...

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