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The Holy Land and the Early Modern Reinvention of Catholicism


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1. A Catholic gateway to the Holy Land: the Custodia Terrae Sanctae; 2. Altars in the holy places and the pursuit of Christian precedence; 3. The order of the holy sepulcher; 4. Franc, the protector of the holy places; 5. The congregation of the propaganda fide and the custody; 6. A Franciscan Holy Land.

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Explores the Holy Land as a critical site where Catholics sought spiritual and political legitimacy during a period of profound change.

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Megan Armstrong is Associate Professor of History at McMaster University. A scholar of Early Modern history in a global context, she is the author of The Politics of Piety: Franciscan Preachers During the Wars of Religion, 1560-1600 (2004).


'Recommended.' T. M. Izbicki, Choice Magazine

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