Between opposition and collaboration : nobles, bishops, and the German Reformations in the prince-bishopric of Bamberg, 1555-1619 (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Between opposition and collaboration : nobles, bishops, and the German Reformations in the prince-bishopric of Bamberg, 1555-1619

Author: Richard J Ninness
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Studies in Central European histories, v. 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of the Catholic Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg and its largely Protestant aristocracy demonstrates that shared family ties and traditional privilege could reduce religious based conflict. This finding raises fundamental questions about current interpretations of the Reformation era. Prince-bishops regularly appointed Lutheran nobles to administrative positions, and such Lutheran appointees served their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Ninness
ISBN: 9789004201545 9004201548
OCLC Number: 733546875
Description: xii, 224 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Lay of the land --
The Protestant Reformation and aristocratic control of Bamberg --
The aristocratic church and resistance to reform --
Protestant officials as agents of the Counter-Reformation --
The Counter-Reformation and the alienation of the imperial knights, 1594-1599 --
Confession and the limits of cooperation --
Conclusion : the prince-bishopric of Bamberg and the imperial knights.
Series Title: Studies in Central European histories, v. 53.
Responsibility: by Richard J. Ninness.
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This study of the Catholic Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg and its largely Protestant aristocracy tells the complicated story of Lutheran nobles and their relatives in the Catholic Church and their  Read more...

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"To Ninness's credit, he has discovered that noble, familial alliances were the true authorities of this prince-bishopric. [...] Ninness reminds us that this is a fascinating and complex moment in Read more...

 
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