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The term recatholicization is one of a group of terms including Counter-Reformation, Catholic Reformation, Catholic confessionalization, and Catholic social discipline that denote different facets of the same historical phenomenon: the development of the Roman Catholic Church after the Protestant Reformation. Even today, the historical situation referred to as recatholicization is called the Counter-Reformation in everyday usage (see Cathol…

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Leeb, Rudolf, “Recatholicization”, 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 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_031135>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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