Early Modern Toleration: New Approaches (Early Modern Themes) (Paperback)

Early Modern Toleration: New Approaches (Early Modern Themes) By Benjamin J. Kaplan (Editor), Jaap Geraerts (Editor) Cover Image
By Benjamin J. Kaplan (Editor), Jaap Geraerts (Editor)
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This book examines the practice of toleration and the experience of religious diversity in the early modern world.

Recent scholarship has shown the myriad ways in which religious differences were accommodated in the early modern era (1500-1800). This book propels this revisionist wave further by linking the accommodation of religious diversity in early modern communities to the experience of this diversity by individuals. It does so by studying the forms and patterns of interaction between members of different religious groups, including Christian denominations, Muslims, and Jews, in territories ranging from Europe to the Americas and South-East Asia. This book is structured around five key concepts: the senses, identities, boundaries, interaction, and space. For each concept, the book provides chapters based on new, original research plus an introduction that situates the chapters in their historiographic context.

Early Modern Toleration: New Approaches is aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students, to whom it offers an accessible introduction to the study of religious toleration in the early modern era. Additionally, scholars will find cutting-edge contributions to the field in the book's chapters.

About the Author

Benjamin J. Kaplan, Professor of Dutch History, University College London. He has published widely on the history of relations between religious groups in early modern Europe. Among his books is Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe (2007). Jaap Geraerts, Digital Humanities Lab, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz. His research interests comprise the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, religious toleration, and the digital humanities. Publications include Patrons of the Old Faith: The Catholic Nobility in Utrecht and Guelders, c. 1580-1702 (2018).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367467074
ISBN-10: 0367467070
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 31st, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Early Modern Themes