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Religious Toleration and Social Change in Hamburg, 1529 - 1819

Joachim Whaley
Religious Toleration and Social Change in Hamburg, 1529 - 1819

Religious Toleration and Social Change in Hamburg, 1529 - 1819

Joachim Whaley

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The emergence of religious toleration was one of the main features of the development of Western society after the Reformation. While previous research has concentrated largely on ideas of toleration, this study of the Lutheran Imperial City of Hamburg analyses the way in which those ideas were received and gradually implemented. Hamburg was one of the most dynamic mercantile centres of early modern Europe. It attracted substantial numbers of Catholics, Calvinists and Jews. Dr Whaley examines the factors, which influenced the often uneasy relationship with the Lutheran majority. He illuminates the interaction between religion, politics and social change, and shows the impact of international movements and German Imperial legislation on local controversies. An analysis of the major religious and secular festivities, like the centenaries of the Reformation, illuminates those deep-rooted political and ideological factors which cancelled out the obvious economic and humanitarian arguments in favour of open toleration.

- Publisher This study of the Lutheran Imperial City of Hamburg throws new light on the history of religious toleration. It reveals the relationship between high theoretical principles and practical problems of society and politics in Germany in the three centuries after the Reformation.

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The emergence of religious toleration was one of the main features of the development of Western society after the Reformation. While previous research has concentrated largely on ideas of toleration, this study of the Lutheran Imperial City of Hamburg analyses the way in which those ideas were received and gradually implemented. Hamburg was one of the most dynamic mercantile centres of early modern Europe. It attracted substantial numbers of Catholics, Calvinists and Jews. Dr Whaley examines the factors, which influenced the often uneasy relationship with the Lutheran majority. He illuminates the interaction between religion, politics and social change, and shows the impact of international movements and German Imperial legislation on local controversies. An analysis of the major religious and secular festivities, like the centenaries of the Reformation, illuminates those deep-rooted political and ideological factors which cancelled out the obvious economic and humanitarian arguments in favour of open toleration.
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This study of the Lutheran Imperial City of Hamburg throws new light on the history of religious toleration. It reveals the relationship between high theoretical principles and practical problems of society and politics in Germany in the three centuries after the Reformation.
- Publisher

9780521528726
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  • Catalogue Code 183783
  • Product Code 0521528720
  • EAN 9780521528726
  • Pages 264
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jul 2002
  • Dimensions 229 x 154 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.412kg

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