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A convert is a man or woman who has undergone conversion, that is, a change of religion or denominational affiliation. In the history of conversion, individual converts play a significant role, because both the individual processes of conversion and their representation in conversion narratives (collected and published with particular frequency in Catholicism) constitute one element of religious and especially conf…

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Caffiero, Marina, Saurer, Edith and Honsel, Konrad, “Convert”, 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 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022599>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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