This book revolves round two questions. The first concerns the seemingly passive way in which Catholics responded to Calvinist aggression in the early decades of the Revolt; the second aim is to account for the very active support that laypeople in the Southern Netherlands, after 1585, began to show for a Catholic revival that turned the Habsburg provinces into the Northern European capital of the Counter-Reformation. The introduction explains why existing explanations do not suffice, and discusses the sources – diaries, memoirs, amateur poetry, plays and pamphlets – that make it possible to build the study around the voices of individual Catholics rather than the records of their institutions.
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