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Peace of Augsburg
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The Peace of Augsburg, part of the resolution of the Diet of Augsburg on September 9, 1555 [1. 343–347, §§ 7–30], ranks among the fundamental constitutional laws of the early modern Holy Roman Empire. After decades of serious conflict over the true religion and the confessional constitution of the Empire, the two religious camps that emerged from the Reformation controversy, Roman Catholics and the Augsburg Confession, agreed on a compromise in the Peace of Augsburg that satisfied both their need for permanent leg…

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Brockmann, Thomas, “Peace of Augsburg”, 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 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017212>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20151216

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