Antonians
(1,443 words)

1. Definition and political background

The history of the Antonians in the Kingdom of Kongo, whose name goes back to St. Antony, is documented in the archives of the Italian Capuchins. The methods of oral history have also made it possible to reconstruct other aspects of the Antonians and their historical milieu. The secondary literature occasionally reduces the movement to the f…

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Rüther, Kirsten, “Antonians”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016927>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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