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Emden and the Dutch Revolt

Andrew Pettegree


The German town of Emden was, in the 16th century, the most important haven for exiled Dutch Protestants. Drawing on knowledge of the contemporary archives, this book explores the role of Emden as a refuge, a training centre and, above all, as the major source of Dutch Protestant propaganda. The book provides a unique and invaluable reconstruction of the output of Emden's famous printing presses. The emergence of an independent state in the Netherlands was accompanied by a transformation in the status of Protestantism from a persecuted sect to the dominant religious force in the new Dutch repu ... More

Keywords: Emden, Dutch Protestants, exile, refuge, training centre, propaganda, printing presses, independent state, Netherlands, Protestantism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198227397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Pettegree, author
University of Warsaw