The Counter-Reformation in Central Europe: Styria 1580-1630

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

byRegina Portner

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This is a detailed and scholarly account of religious belief and conflict in the strategically important province of Inner Austria between 1580 and 1630. Regina Portner shows how Protestantization in the first half of the sixteenth century was linked to communication with the Protestants ofthe rest of the Empire, and to the failure of ecclesiastical reform in the church province of Salzburg, of which Styria formed part. The Protestant success of 1578, however, proved deceptive because it lacked constitutional substance, and was defended by an inherently weak union of the InnerAustrian estates. Dr Portner analyses the aims, achievements, and shortcomings of the Habsburgs' confessional crusade in Styria, showing how although the progress of Protestantization was reversed, the Counter-Reformation left an ambivalent legacy to the modern Austrian state.

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This is a detailed and scholarly account of religious belief and conflict in the strategically important province of Inner Austria between 1580 and 1630. Regina Portner shows how Protestantization in the first half of the sixteenth century was linked to communication with the Protestants ofthe rest of the Empire, and to the failure of ...

Regina Portner is a Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, London.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199246157

ISBN - 13:9780199246151

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Protestantism Ascendant 1525-15783. The Catholic Alliance and the Beginning of the Counter-Reformation under Karl II4. The Ferdinandean Counter-Reformation and the Fall of the Protestant Cause5. The Counter-Reformation at Local Level6. Reform, Mission, and Propaganda 1580-16307. The Limits of the Counter-Reformation8. ConclusionBibliographyIndex