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Exile and Religious Identity, 1500–1800

1st Edition

By Gary K Waite


288 pages

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Exile was a central feature of society throughout the early modern world. For this reason the contributors to this volume see exile as a critical framework for analysing and understanding society at this time.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Jesse Spohnholz and Gary K. Waite


Part I: The Experience of Exile and the Consolidation of Religious Identities

1 ‘Count Every Step in my Flight’: Rhegius’s and Luther’s Consolations for Evangelical Exiles, 1531–3 – Hans B. Leaman

2 Saints beyond Borders: Relics and the Expatriate English Catholic Community – Liesbeth Corens

3 Religious and Family Identity in Exile: Anne Percy, Countess of Northumberland in the Low Countries – Katy Gibbons

4 The Reformed of Orange: Community Identity and Exile – Françoise Moreil


Part II: The Experience of Exile and the Destabilization of Religious Identities

5 Dirck Volckertz Coornhert: Exile and Religious Coexistence – Mirjam van Veen

6 Isaac Nabrusch, Christian and Jew: A Pious Man at Life’s Many Crossroads – Tomás A. Mantecόn

7 Justus Velsius Haganus: An Erudite but Rambling Prophet – Hans de Waardt

8 Instability and Insecurity: Dutch Women Refugees in Germany and England, 1550–1600 – Jesse Spohnholz

9 Heresy and Commercial Exchanges in Early Modern Northern Spain – Susana Truchuelo


Part III: The Memory of Exile

10 Converso Migration and Social Stratification: Textual Representations of the Marrano from Iberia to Rome, 1480–1550 – Marta Albalá Pelegrín

11 Conversos and Spiritualists in Spain and the Netherlands: The Experience of Inner Exile, c. 1540–1620 – Gary K. Waite

12 The Shaping of a Religious Migration: The Sacro Macello of 1620 and the Refugees from Valtellina – Alessandro Pastore

13 Calvinist Discourse on Cannibalism in the Context of the French Religious Wars: Jean de Léry and the Cultural Exile of the Tupí – Jorge Díaz Ceballos

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Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General