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  • Protestant Reformation And The Catholic Counter Reformation
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    The period immediately following the Protestant reformation and the Catholic counter reformation, was full of conflict and war. The entire continent of Europe and all of it's classes of society were affected by the destruction and flaring tempers of the period. In the Netherlands, the Protestants and the Catholics were at each others throats. In France it was the Guise family versus the Bourbons. In Bohemia, the religious and political structures caused total havoc for over thirty years; and in ...
  • Protestant Group
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    Who would probably get the six hours of leisure, a Protestant or a Catholic? The Protestant group is mostly made up of the Northern European descent. The Catholic group comes mostly from the Southern European descent. Supposedly The Northern group was a little more advanced than the Southern group. The Catholics created less industrialized products, while the Protestants created highly advanced things which allowed their industrial lives to prosper. To me this sounds a lot like who is better the...
  • Events Of The Protestant Reformation
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    PROTESTANT REFORMATION: A MENTOR TO CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION When we talk about Protestant Reformation, what usually comes to our mind is a movement that brought about negative effects not just in Europe but also in the whole Catholic Church, which are still being felt and experienced even today. Although it may be true that the Protestant Reformation had been one of the causes of the gradual decline of the Catholic Church during the 16th century, it also brought about numerous contributions in th...
  • Huguenots By The French Roman Catholics
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    Huguenots The Huguenots, French Protestants, became the center of political and religious quarrels in France between 1500 and 1600. Important people such as Anthony King of Navarre, Louis I de Bourbon de Conde, and Admiral Gaspar d de Coligny were Huguenots. They were named the Huguenots by the French Roman Catholics. The name, Huguenots, is believed to be from Bes ancon Hugues, a Swiss religious leader. The Huguenots were the followers of John Calvin's teachings, and they belonged to the Reform...
  • Protestant Princes In Northern Germany
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    Philip, Spanish kings. Philip I (the Handsome), 1478-1506, king of Castile (1506), was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy. He inherited Burgundy and the Low Countries from his mother and was titular joint ruler of Castile with his wife, Joanna. But her father ruled these lands as his regent, so he contested (1504) Ferdinand's regency and assumed (1506) joint rule of Castile with his wife. Philip's early death, however, and his wife's deteriorating mental condition al...
  • Dispossessed Irish Catholics
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    Sources: 1.) Whelan, Kevin. The Tree of Liberty: Radicalism, Catholicism, and the Construction of Irish Identity. 1760-1830. United States: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996. Irish History Tree of Liberty Paper The Protestant Landowners in the 1690's grew tired of attempting to collect taxes from a relatively poor Irish population. Middlemen were therefore appointed to manage the lands, collect taxes, and ensure profitability. The owners of the lands may have been Protestant but the workers w...
  • Religious Settlements In France And England
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    Robert Parma r [I got an A on this essay] In 16th and 17th century Europe, France, England, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Netherlands all underwent religious and political upheaval. One consequence of this unrest was the igniting of the Thirty Years War, which spanned much of Central Europe. Along the way, religious settlements were declared to cease religious conflict: the Edict of Nantes, the Elizabethan Settlement, the Peace of Augsburg, and the Peace of Westphalia. The question is, were the...
  • Catholic Resistance Theories
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    Did The Increasingly Radical Resistance Theories Of The Late Sixteenth Century Have Any Effect In Pr Calvin had a maxim that leaders were ordained of God and that good leaders were therefore blessings upon a people, whereas bad leaders were punishment for the wickedness of the people. Calvin was aware of the problem of inciting rebellion against Catholic princes and the repression it might bring a fear confirmed by the St. Bartholomews Day Massacre but he did reserve the right to passive disobed...
  • Examination Of The Accounts Of Demon Possession
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    The Devil and the Religious Controversies of Sixteenth-Century France RESEARCH conducted by social historians in the past few decades has revealed a rich fabric of religious belief and ritual in late medieval and early modern Europe. In concentrating on behavior and practice, as opposed to doctrine and dogma, these historians have shown that Christianity as understood by the masses was at times far removed from the liturgical and doctrinal controversies of the elite. An examination of the accoun...
  • Catholic's And Nationalist's Abilities
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    For those that understand no explanation is necessary; for those that don t no explanation is possible. -graffiti on a peace wall in Belfast Prologue My interest in the conflict in Northern Ireland dates back to 1994, when Gerry Adams was granted a visa to visit the United States. The fact that Adams was granted a visa made news all over the world. Adams had previously been convicted of membership in the Irish Republican Army, which was considered by the U.S. State Department to be a terrorist o...
  • French Period
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    Why Would France, a Catholic power, help Protestants in the Thirty Years War The Thirty Years War was a time of great religious conflict. The Calvinists opposed the Lutherans and the Catholics opposed the Protestants. Each side had no tolerance for the other and felt a deep hatred for them. The war consisted of four stages, or periods. The first of these stages was the Bohemian period. When Ferdinand came to power, in Bohemia, he immediately abolished religious freedom. The Protestant nobility, ...
  • Catholics In Northern Ireland
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    Matt Heisman IS 260 Dr. Jackson 11-9-01 A World of Hate A world of hate supports many conflicts in modern society. Strings of hatred entangle all walks of life. Oftentimes, the most disheartening part of most ongoing hatred is the fact that the people involved do not even know how it began. Since 1170, nothing but hatred, intolerance, and death has surrounding the culture of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is a land rich in tradition and pride; the same pride sustains the separation of the Pr...
  • British Army Fire Shots At Protesters
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    What Really happened on Bloody Sunday? We " ll never really know. We could find out some facts, which definitely did happen. These following paragraphs show what definitely did happen. On the 30th of January 1972, 14 Catholics were killed (thirteen died on the day a fourteenth died later in police custody from the injures suffered on that day) when soldiers of a British paratroop regiment opened fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry / Derry. The march began around ten-to-three in the a...
  • Catholic Church And The Rulers
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    During the 16th century, Europe was influenced by many rulers. Henry of Navarre, Elizabeth I and William of Orange are three that come to mind. Politiques were people who put political survival above religious unity. However, they did not just change how Europe was politically but how it was culturally also. Henry of Navarre, also known as Henry IV, would be considered a politique because during his reign he converted to Catholicism because he knew that he would be taken more seriously by the ma...
  • Henri De Navarre And Catherine De Medici
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    The Religious Wars History Essay The attempts by Catholic monarchs to re-establish European religious unity and by both Catholic and Protestant monarchs to establish strong centralized states led to many wars among the European states. Spain's attempt to keep religious and political unity within her empire led to a long war in the Netherlands, a war that pulled England over to the side of the Protestant Dutch. There was bitter civil war in France, which finally ended with the reign of Henry of N...
  • Protestants In The Roman Empire
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    Kavita Ma kadi European History: Thirty Years War The Thirty Years War is said to be "the last and most destructive of the wars of religion. ' (Kagan. The Western Heritage. Pg. 408) There were many occurrences in the years preceding the war that unavoidably caused the fighting. There was conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants and the Calvinists and the Lutherans, who all believed in sacrificing for their religious beliefs and expansion of their political control. This caused strife b...
  • Protestant Reformation
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    Religion is a predominant force in our world today. It also had a strong impact on the lives of those alive during the Protestant Reformation. Many changes were brought along by this historical chain of events. Recently, many incidents have occurred to change the way people view religion. Examples include the Holocaust and, more recently, the Branch-Dravidians in Waco, Texas. Even a more spectacular event in history occurred when a group of people decided that just because everyone around them h...

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