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Author Thomas, Andrew L.

Title A house divided : Wittelsbach confessional court cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c. 1550-1650 / by Andrew L. Thomas
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 403 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; v. 150
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; v. 150. 1573-4188
Contents Reflecting dynastic destinies: mirror of prince literature and Wittelsbach education -- Patronage and piety: the confessionalization of Wittelsbach courts in Heidelberg and Munich -- Confessional frontiers and border wars: the confessionalization of Bavaria and the Palatinate -- Wedding bells and cannon fire: Wittelsbach confessional diplomacy -- A winter's tale: the "Winter King" and the court at Prague -- Image-breaking: iconoclasm and identity crisis -- Clarion calls: White Mountain and Wittelsbach legitimacy -- Metamorphosis: the Palatinate in transition and the "Bohemian" court in exile at The Hague -- Appendix A: Wittelsbach genealogy (1300-1550) -- Appendix B: Palatine Wittelsbachs genealogy (1550-1650) -- Appendix C: Bavarian Wittelsbachs genealogy (1550-1650)
Summary This book is the only book-length monograph comparing the impact of confessional identity on both halves of the Wittelsbach dynasty which provided Bavarian dukes and German emperors as well as its implications for late Renaissance court culture. It demonstrates that religious conflict led to the development of distinctly confessional court cultures among the main Wittelsbach courts. Likewise, it illuminates how these confessional court cultures contributed significantly to the splintering of Renaissance humanism along religious lines in this era. Concomitantly, it sheds new light on the impact
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-383) and index
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Subject Wittelsbach, House of.
Church and state -- Germany -- History.
Reformation -- Germany.
Royal houses -- Germany -- History.
Bavaria (Germany) -- Courts and courtiers -- History
Bavaria (Germany) -- Religious life and customs.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- Ferdinand I, 1556-1564.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- Ferdinand II, 1619-1637.
Palatinate (Germany) -- Courts and courtiers -- History
Palatinate (Germany) -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010001515
ISBN 9004183566 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004183701 (electronic bk.)
9789004183568 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9789004183704 (electronic bk.)