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Huguenots
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I. Church History – II. Music

I. Church History

1. Europe

The term Huguenot – whose etymology is unclear, although it probably traces back to the French eyguenot (cf. Ger. Eidgenossen) attested since 1520 – surfaces in relation to the Amboise conspiracy in 1560 and soon also found entry – in addition to the otherwise customary designation of French Protestants as adherents of the “supposedly reformed religion” (religion prétendue réformée, R.P.R.) – into official texts. As early as the 1520s and 1530s,…

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Dingel, Irene, Butler, Jon and Weber, Édith, “Huguenots”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10134>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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