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A house divided : Wittelsbach confessional court cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c. 1550-1650

Author: Andrew L Thomas
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 150.
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This book is the only book-length monograph comparing the impact of confessional identity on both halves of the Wittelsbach dynasty which provided Bavarian dukes and German emperors as well as its implications for late Renaissance court culture. It demonstrates that religious conflict led to the development of distinctly confessional court cultures among the main Wittelsbach courts. Likewise, it illuminates how  Read more...
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Thomas, Andrew L.
House divided.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2010001515
(OCoLC)503594573
Named Person: House of Wittelsbach; House of Wittelsbach
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Thomas
ISBN: 9789004183704 9004183701 9004183566 9789004183568
OCLC Number: 668214376
Description: 1 online resource (x, 403 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Reflecting dynastic destinies: mirror of prince literature and Wittelsbach education --
Patronage and piety: the confessionalization of Wittelsbach courts in Heidelberg and Munich --
Confessional frontiers and border wars: the confessionalization of Bavaria and the Palatinate --
Wedding bells and cannon fire: Wittelsbach confessional diplomacy --
A winter's tale: the "Winter King" and the court at Prague --
Image-breaking: iconoclasm and identity crisis --
Clarion calls: White Mountain and Wittelsbach legitimacy --
Metamorphosis: the Palatinate in transition and the "Bohemian" court in exile at The Hague --
Appendix A: Wittelsbach genealogy (1300-1550) --
Appendix B: Palatine Wittelsbachs genealogy (1550-1650) --
Appendix C: Bavarian Wittelsbachs genealogy (1550-1650).
Series Title: Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, v. 150.
Responsibility: by Andrew L. Thomas.

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