Item description for Religion and the Early Modern State: Views from China, Russia, and the West (Studies in Comparative Early Modern History) by James D. Tracy & Marguerite Ragnow...
How did state power impinge on the religion of the ordinary person? This perennial issue has been sharpened as historians uncover the process of 'confessionalization' or 'acculturation', by which officials of state and church collaborated in ambitious programs of Protestant or Catholic reform, intended to change the religious consciousness and the behaviour of ordinary men and women. In the belief that specialists in one area of the globe can learn from the questions posed by colleagues working in the same period in other regions, this volume sets the topic in a wider framework. Thirteen essays, grouped in themes affording parallel views of England and Europe, Tsarist Russia, and Ming China, show a spectrum of possibilities for what early modern governments tried to achieve by regulating religious life, and for how religious communities evolved in new directions, either in keeping with or in spite of official injunctions.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.78 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521828252 ISBN13 9780521828253
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More About James D. Tracy & Marguerite Ragnow
James D. Tracy is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. A leading scholar of early modern Europe, he is the author of Erasmus of the Low Countries (1996), Emperor Charles V, Impresario of War (2002), The Low Countries in the 16th Century (2005), and The Founding of the Dutch Republic (forthcoming). He is also a founding editor and current editor of the Journal for Early Modern History.
James D. Tracy currently resides in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. James D. Tracy has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Minnesota.
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