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Vaterlandsliebe und Religionskonflikt : Politische Diskurse im Alten Reich (1555-1648) /
von Alexander Schmidt.
imprint
Leiden : Brill, 2007.
description
xvi, 512 p. : ill.
ISBN
9004161570, 9789004161573
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imprint
Leiden : Brill, 2007.
isbn
9004161570
9789004161573
dissertation note
Revised version of author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, 2004.
catalogue key
6204463
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-500) and index.
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' Alexander Schmidt has written a learned, cogent study that does a great deal to restore the German nation's neolithic history. One may habor doubts if an achievement like this will still be possible after the next round of German academic reform.'Martin Wrede, Renaissance Quarterly' Der doppelte Methodenansatz macht das Buch zu einer anregenden Lektüre, die gerade deshalb zum Weiterdenken animiert, weil des Autors Mut zum Wagnis ein paar offene Fragen hinterlässt und teilweise auch Widerspruch provoziert. (...) Überzeugend fällt auch Schmidts Erklärungsansatz aus, warum die deutschen Protestanten den Diskurs über die deutsche Nation schon im 16. Jahrhundert klar dominierten.'Caspar Hirschi, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), 17 October 2008' Schmidts Arbeit, der eine breite Rezeption zu wünschen ist, stellt eine, für eine Dissertation ungewöhnliche Leistung dar. Und so bleibt nur zu hoffen, dass sie weitere derartige Untersuchungen des politischen Vokabulars inspirieren möge, die es dann auch erlauben werden, den Stellenwert des Patriotismusdiskurses in der "politischen Sprache" noch präziser einzuordnen als dies aufgrund des Forschungsstandes derzeit möglich ist.'Gabriele Haug-Moritz, H-Soz-u-Kult
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Description for Reader
All those with an interest in intellectual history, Early modern (German) history, the history of nationalism, the history of the Reformation and the confessenional era, Humanism and the classical tradition as well as legal historians and church historians.
Long Description
In the past years ideological elements that guaranteed cohesion and loyalties in early modern societies have become a key interest of scholarship. Revolving around the notion of amor patriae (love of country), this study shows how this classical idea with its civic humanist connotations was transferred into the context of monarchical theory of the (German) Empire. The book further explores how love of country fitted into European debates on the nature of commonwealth and the citizen's duties. Combined with an analysis of humanist images of the German fatherland and nation, this concept's application is examined in the German pamphlet literature from the conflicts of the late 16th century to the end of the Thirty Years' War. The result is a refreshing portrait of the confessional era in Germany, which is often simply characterized by sectarian and political divide.
Main Description
Based on a rich variety of sources this book analyses the concept of amor patria (love of country) as a key element in 16th and 17th century political thought and its use in the pamphlet propaganda of the political and religious conflicts after the Reformation in Germany.
Main Description
In the past years ideological elements that guaranteed cohesion and loyalties in early modern societies have become a key interest of scholarship. Revolving around the notion of amor patriae (love of country), this study shows how this classical idea with its civic humanist connotations was transferred into the context of monarchical theory of the (German) Empire. The book further explores how love of country fitted into European debates on the nature of commonwealth and the citizens duties. Combined with an analysis of humanist images of the German fatherland and nation, this concepts application is examined in the German pamphlet literature from the conflicts of the late 16th century to the end of the Thirty Years War. The result is a refreshing portrait of the confessional era in Germany, which is often simply characterized by sectarian and political divide.

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