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By Elaine Fulton

Dr Georg Eder used to be a unprecedented determine who rose from humble origins to carry a couple of excessive positions at Vienna college and the city's Habsburg court docket among 1552 and 1584. His more and more uncompromising Catholicism finally positioned him at odds, despite the fact that, with many influential figures round him, no longer least the confessionally average Habsburg Emperor, Maximillian II. Pivoting round a dramatic incident in 1573, while Eder's ferocious anti-Lutheran polemic, the Evangelical Inquisition, fell lower than sharp Imperial condemnation, this e-book investigates 3 key points of his profession. It examines Eder's place as a Catholic within the predominantly Protestant Vienna of his day; the general public expression of Eder's Catholicism and the powerful Jesuit effect at the similar; and Eder's rescue and next survival as a lay suggest of Catholic reform, mostly during the replacement safety of the Habsburgs' opponents, the Wittelsbach Dukes of Bavaria. in keeping with a wide selection of published and manuscript fabric, this learn contributes to present historiography by means of reconstructing the occupation of 1 of overdue sixteenth-century Vienna's so much famous figures. In a broader feel it additionally provides considerably to the broader canon of Reformation historical past through re-examining the character and volume of Catholicism on the Viennese court docket within the latter half the 16th century. It concludes by way of emphasising the significance of influential laity akin to Eder in advancing the reason for Catholic reform, and demanding situations the popular portrayal of the sixteenth-century Catholic laity as an nameless and principally passive workforce who purely spoke back to the ministries of others.

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