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The Counter-Reformation in Central Europe: Styria 1580-1630

Regina Pörtner


This is an account of religious belief and conflict in the strategically important province of Inner Austria between 1580 and 1630. It shows how Protestantisation in the first half of the 16th century was linked to communication with the Protestants of the rest of the Empire, and to the failure of ecclesiastical reform in the church province of Salzburg, of which Styria formed part. The Protestant success of 1578, however, proved deceptive because it lacked constitutional substance, and was defended by an inherently weak union of the Inner Austrian estates. The book analyses the aims, achievem ... More

Keywords: Inner Austria, Protestants, Protestantisation, Protestant reform, Catholic Church, Styria, Habsburg Monarchy, Counter-Reformation, Central Europe, religious conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199246151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Regina Pörtner, author
Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, London
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