Adellijke beschermers van een christelijke gemeenschap: Veluwse edelen tussen machtswerking en religieuze verandering in de zestiende eeuw

Translated title of the contribution: Noble protectors of a Christian community: The Veluwe nobility and the dynamics of power and religious change in the sixteenth century

C.J. de Weerd

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Abstract

Based on an analysis of the correspondence of the Court of Guelders and the minutes of Reformed Church meetings, this article examines to what extent religious change in the Veluwe region had an impact on noble power within local communities. It is argued that influence in ecclesiastical affairs strengthened the nobility's social prominence. Noblemen took the responsibility to maintain the vitality of the old, local Christian community, and sought to safeguard its religious and moral basis.
Translated title of the contributionNoble protectors of a Christian community: The Veluwe nobility and the dynamics of power and religious change in the sixteenth century
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)33-55
JournalVirtus. Bulletin van de werkgroep adelsgeschiedenis
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • nobility
  • power
  • religion
  • community

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