The Quest for Compromise

The Quest for Compromise

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The Quest for Compromise is an interdisciplinary study of the imperial court in late sixteenth-century Vienna, and a detailed examination of a fascinating moment of religious moderation. Against a backdrop of rising religious and confessional dogmatism, the Emperor Maximilian II (1564a€“1576) assembled a remarkable cast of courtiers who resisted extremes of both Reformation and Counter-Reformation. This book investigates the rise and fall of an irenic movement through four individuals whose work at the imperial court reflected the ideals of religious compromise and moderation. An Italian artist (Jacopo Strada), a Silesian physician (Johannes Crato), a Dutch librarian (Hugo Blotius) and a German soldier (Lazarus von Schwendi) sought peace and accommodation through a wide range of cultural, intellectual and political activity.Canisiusa#39;s most important accomplishment during his Vienna years was his Triple Catechism (1555-1558), a clear and ... for in this world it does not seem that there are people who would want to go to the Turk and convert them through theanbsp;...

Title:The Quest for Compromise
Author:Howard Louthan, John Elliott
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-06-22


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