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dr. J.A.M. (Jonas) van Tol

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number:E 1.18
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  • Profile

    Jonas van Tol is assistant professor in early modern history. Before starting at the UvA, he obtained his BA in History (York, 2011), MPhil in Early Modern History (Cambridge, 2012), and PhD (York 2016). From 2016 to 2018 he worked as university lecturer at the University of Leiden. In his research and teaching he focusses on the transnational impact of religious violence during the Reformation. He is particularly interested in the French Wars of Religion and its impact on, and entanglement with, religious conflict in other parts of Europe, for instance the Dutch Revolt.

    Selected publications:

    Germany and the French Wars of Religion, 1560-1572 (Leiden: Brill, 2018).

    ‘The Rhineland and the Huguenots: transnational confessional relations during the French Wars of Religion’, in Violet Soen et al (eds.), Crossing Borders: Transregional Reformations in Early Modern Europe (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019).

    ‘Religion or Rebellion? Justifying the French Wars of Religion and Dutch Revolt to German Protestants’, The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming).

  • Publications




    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2020). Church, Censorship and Reform in the Early Modern Habsburg Netherlands. Violet Soen, Dries Vanysacker, and Wim François, eds. Bibliothèque de la Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique 101. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. vi 240 pp. €65. Renaissance Quarterly, 72(4).
    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2020). Wilfried Uitterhoeve, De zaak Oldenbarnevelt. Val, proces en executie (Nijmegen: Uitgeverij Vantilt, 2019, 208 pp., isbn 978 94 6004 411 3). BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review, 135.


    • van Tol, J. (2018). Plagiaat en propaganda. Oorlogsjournalistiek ten tijde van de zestiende-eeuwse religieoorlogen. Leidschrift, 33(3), 33-48. [details]


    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2014). Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574–89. French History, 29(1), 113.


    Talk / presentation

    • van Tol, J. (speaker) (27-9-2019). William of Orange and the French Wars of Religion, Low Countries History Seminar, London, United Kingdom.
    • van Tol, J. (speaker) (17-5-2019). William of Orange’s French Campaign and the Transnationality of Religious Conflict, Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity, Bologna, Italy.
    • van Tol, J. (speaker) (22-2-2019). Geweld zonder grenzen: internationaal religieus conflict tijdens de Tachtigjarige Oorlog.


    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2016). Germany and the coming of the French Wars of Religion: confession, identity, and transnational relations.
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