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The word restauration (“renewal, restoration, healing,” from Lat. restauratio) was borrowed from French in the 14th century; the form restoration first appeared in the mid-17th century; it was used in 1660, two years after the death of O. Cromwell, in the political sense of “restoration of order,” meaning reestablishment of the monarchy in England (III, 1.d). During the Napoleonic Era, the term lost its specific reference to England and meant – at first positively – the reassertion of a new order in…

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Frie, Ewald, “Restoration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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