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Biographies of a reformation: religious change and confessional coexistence in Upper Lusatia, c. 1520-1635

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This thesis investigates how religious coexistence functioned in the multiconfessional region of Upper Lusatia in Western Bohemia. Lutherans and Catholics found a feasible modus vivendi through written agreements and regular negotiations. This meant that the Habsburg king of Bohemia ruled over a Lutheran region. He knew of the situation in Lusatia but was not willing to intervene decisively to reintroduce Catholicism. Lutherans and Catholics in Upper Lusatia shared spaces, objects...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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