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Wondrous in His Saints: Counter-Reformation Propaganda in Bavaria (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)

Philip M. Soergel

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ISBN 10: 0520080475 / ISBN 13: 9780520080478
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st edition hardback is in near fine condition with a number on ffep, clean, unmarked text, light wear,cocked. Dust jacket is also near fine with light wear and minor rubbing. "At the close of the sixteenth century, despite Protestant attempts to discourage popular devotion to saints and shrines, the Roman Church in Bavaria initiated a propagandistic campaign through the publishing of pilgrimage books and pamphlets. Philip Soergel's cogent exploration of this little-known pilgrimage literature yields a vivid portrait of religion before, during, and after the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. These "advertisements," combining testimonies of miracles with fantastic legends about shrines, fueled the conflict between Catholics and Protestants and helped shape a distinctive Catholic historical consciousness. Soergel stresses the power of the printed word as a defense of traditional authority, testing other historians' assertions about the neglect of printing and literacy in the Counter-Reformation. ". Bookseller Inventory # 8138

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Title: Wondrous in His Saints: Counter-Reformation ...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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At the close of the sixteenth century, despite Protestant attempts to discourage popular devotion to saints and shrines, the Roman Church in Bavaria initiated a propagandistic campaign through the publishing of pilgrimage books and pamphlets. Philip Soergel's cogent exploration of this little-known pilgrimage literature yields a vivid portrait of religion before, during, and after the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

These "advertisements," combining testimonies of miracles with fantastic legends about shrines, fueled the conflict between Catholics and Protestants and helped shape a distinctive Catholic historical consciousness. Soergel stresses the power of the printed word as a defense of traditional authority, testing other historians' assertions about the neglect of printing and literacy in the Counter-Reformation.

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Philip M. Soergel is Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University.

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