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The Subject: Religious Warfare in the Late Middle Ages and Early Reformation

Norman Housley

in Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552283
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191716515 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552283.003.0001
 The Subject: Religious Warfare in the Late Middle Ages and Early Reformation

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This chapter explores the historiographical and methodological context of the book. The various settings in which religious warfare occurred are outlined and compared. Ideas, images and rhetoric that derived from Europe's experience of crusading, both past and contemporary, are evaluated.

Keywords: warfare; religion; Hussites; reformation; patriotism; messianism; insurrection; apocalypse; frontier; crusade

Chapter.  17193 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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