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Calvinists and LibertinesConfession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620$
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Benjamin J. Kaplan

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.001.0001

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The Politics of Theocracy, 1580–1590

The Politics of Theocracy, 1580–1590

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(p.156) 4 The Politics of Theocracy, 1580–1590
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Calvinists and Libertines
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Benjamin J. Kaplan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0006

This chapter covers the stormy 1580s, which began with the Libertines in control, saw a Calvinist theocratic regime seize power in 1586, and ended with Libertines as firmly back in the saddle as ever before. The conspiracies, coups, and counter-coups illustrate how closely the contours of religious, social, and political community followed one another in the late 16th century.

Keywords:   Calvinists, Libertines, religious politics, Calvinism, Utrecht, confessionalism

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