Agitur de animae salutae: Geschichtliches Denken in Veit Ludwig von Seckendorffs Historia Lutheranismi

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Veit Ludwig von Seckendorffs Historia Lutheranismi, first published between 1688 and 1692, is considered to be the first scholarly presentation of the history of the Reformation due to the abundance of used and cited sources and their critical treatment, but is historiographically assigned to pre-modem historiography. The reconstruction of the emergence of the work and the comparison with Maimbourg’s Histoire du Lutheranisme show in the case of Seckendorff that the Reformation and the split of the Western Church have at least stimulated modem historical thinking, as it has been described primarily by Reinhart Koselleck.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationReforming church history
Subtitle of host publicationthe impact of the Reformation on early modern European historiography
EditorsDaniel Gehrt, Sascha Salatowsky, Markus A. Matthias
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherSteiner Verlag
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783515134248
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameGothaer Forschungen zur Frühen Neuzeit

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