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Thorn, Conference of
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[German Version]

The so-called Colloquium Charitativum, which convened at the invitation of the Polish king Wladyslav IV (1632–1648) and was opened on Aug 28, 1645 by the Polish chancellor Georg of Teschen in the town hall of the Royal Prussian city of Thorn, was officially meant to promote the interconfessional dialogue between the (also) politically opposed confessional parties in the Kingdom of Poland; in actual fact, however, the conference was part of a Counter-Reformation policy of recatholi…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Thorn, Conference of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026062>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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