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Parity (denominational)
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1. Introduction

Parity indicates the equal treatment of interest groups under the law, in a historical context, specifically the treatment of different religious confessions in the states, countries, and communities. After beginnings in the Middle Ages – such as the coexistence of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Crusader States (ca. 1100 – ca. 1300) – parity became a current issue especially after the religious Reformation in the early 16th centur…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Parity (denominational)”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025267>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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