Religious conflict knows no borders. Five centuries ago this problem was already relevant. Judith Pollmann (Leiden) and Jonas van Tol (UvA) explain how early modern Europe was shaped by a series of interconnected wars of religion. News of violence in neighbouring countries had an enormous impact on the way in which domestic strife was explained. Fear of the danger of conflicts ‘spilling over’ strengthened the idea that something had to be done about the violence next door. But intervening in a civil war abroad was then, as now, more easily said than done.
|Date||22 January 2019|
The music of Duo Serenissima shows that transnational religious conflict also impacted on the arts. Singer Elisabeth Hetherington and lute player David Mackor play Airs de Cour: les parodies spirituelles; secular songs, composed for the French court, that became famous internationally and were appropriated into a renewed Catholic spirituality.
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