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The Counter-Reformation in Central EuropeStyria 1580-1630$
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Regina Pörtner

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246151

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246151.001.0001

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The Ferdinandean Counter-Reformation and the Fall of the Protestant Cause

The Ferdinandean Counter-Reformation and the Fall of the Protestant Cause

(p.108) 4 The Ferdinandean Counter-Reformation and the Fall of the Protestant Cause
The Counter-Reformation in Central Europe

Regina Pörtner (Contributor Webpage)

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Karl II's reign as duke of Inner Austria ended with a revolt in Graz against his Counter-Reformation policy. He was succeeded by Ferdinand in 1596. The circumstances of Ferdinand's accession draw attention to those factors which determined the eventual success of the Ferdinandean Counter-Reformation: the outlook and political approach of the new ruler and the attitude of the Inner Austrian estates. Ferdinand not only rejected the estates' demand for an incorporation of the ‘Pacification’; he also reverted to the old, strictly Catholic formula of the prince's oath, which had been modified in 1564 so as to be less offensive to the Protestant estates. Furthermore, he insisted that the estates' assemblies should take their oath of allegiance prior to any discussion of their religious grievances. Ferdinand made every effort to promote the numerically still weak Catholic party, a campaign that resulted in the complete abolition of the Protestant school and church ministry in Inner Austria.

Keywords:   Ferdinand, Counter-Reformation, Protestantism, Inner Austria, Catholic Church, Styria, Habsburg Monarchy, religious policy, Pacification

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