European Background Of American History, 1300-1600 (volume 1)

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byEdward Potts Cheyney

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X RELIGIOUS WARS IN THE NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY (1520-1648) THE revolt of the Netherlands, which created a new and vigorous European state in the sixteenth century, and a great commercial and colonizing world-power in the seventeenth, was as much a religious as a political movement. The centralizing, autocratic, and unconciliatory policy of Philip II. was probably enough in itself to have caused rebellion in the Netherlands; while the religious conflict was so bitter that it would almost certainly have caused a revolt, even if there had been no political friction. The revolt of 1568 and the war which lasted till 1609, as a matter of fact, turned on causes belonging equally to both fields. When Charles V. visited the Netherlands in 1520, on his way to claim the imperial crown, the twentytwo provinces then gathered into his hands were all nominally Catholic; and the large majority of the population were sincerely attached to Rome. Yet reformed doctrines soon made their way into the country in several forms. In the southern and vOL I.--14 jyg central states, Flanders, Brabant, Hainault, Holland, and Zealand, Calvinism entered from France; into Friesland and North Holland came many Mennonites; in some of the towns there were Anabaptists; in the great commercial cities, such as Antwerp and Amsterdam, Lutherans were numerous, some of them immigrants from Germany, some converted to that faith through the commun1cations between lower Germany and the adjacent provinces of the Netherlands.1 Even the Catholics of the Netherlands were not of a bigoted or militant type; heresy had been wide-spread there since the thirteenth century, and the inhabitants had not the horror of it that was felt in some more orthodox countries.5 Among the wealthy, turbulent, strong-minded, and patriotic Nethe...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X RELIGIOUS WARS IN THE NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY (1520-1648) THE revolt of the Netherlands, which created a new and vigorous European state in the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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