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The Convent of Wesel : the Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition

Author: Jesse Spohnholz
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Convent of Wesel was long believed to be a clandestine assembly of Protestant leaders in 1568 that helped establish foundations for Reformed churches in the Dutch Republic and northwest Germany. However, Jesse Spohnholz shows that that event did not happen, but was an idea created and perpetuated by historians and record keepers since the 1600s. Appropriately, this book offers not just a fascinating snapshot of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spohnholz, Jesse, 1974-
Convent of Wesel.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)982091972
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Spohnholz
ISBN: 9781108140492 1108140491
OCLC Number: 1012826792
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 283 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: the mystery of the Convent of Wesel; Part I. Solving the Mystery: 1. November 3, 1568: a moment of hope; 2. The author; 3. The signers; 4. The impact; Part II. Creating the Mystery: 5. The historical emplotment of the national Synod of Wesel, 1618-1768; 6. The Synod of Wesel in the age of romantic nationalism, 1815-1868; 7. The mystery of the Convent of Wesel, 1868-2000; Conclusion: inheritances.
Responsibility: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University).

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