Tipo di pubblicazione :
D.R. de Boer
Standard: Boer, David Roman de [David Roman de Boer][David de Boer][D.R. de Boer]
Religious Persecution and Transnational Compassion in the Dutch Vernacular Press 1655-1745


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Standard: Leiden [Leyde][Lugdunae Batavorum][Lugduni Batavorum]

Codice identificativo:
Boreel, Willem (1591–1668)
Tesi di dottorato
Valdesi - Apologetica - 1655
Valdesi - Persecuzioni - Piemonte - 1655 - Giudizi della stampa francese
Valdesi - Persecuzioni - Piemonte - 1655 - Iconografia
Valdesi - Protezione diplomatica inglese - 1655-1656
Valdesi - Protezione diplomatica olandese - 1655-1656


List of Illustrations 5
Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9

Chapter 1: The Piedmont Easter: Sovereignty, Diplomacy, and Publicity (1655-56) 51
The Poor of Lyon 55
The Massacre and its Aftermath 57
Appealing to Foreign Courts 60
Public Diplomacy 67
Conclusion 76

Chapter 2: Mirrors of Past and Present: Framing a Massacre 79
Beyond Legal Boundaries 82
Necessity 88
Communicating Cruelty 90
Religious Persecution 94
A Matter of Humanity 99
Appropriating the Massacre 102
Conclusion 113

Chapter 3: Confronting Louis XIV? Publicity for the Huguenots before the Revocation (1681-84) 117
The Divided Provinces 123
(In)convenient News 130
The War of the Reunions 134
The Persecuted Voice 145
Reason of State and the Psychology of Conversion 151
Conclusion 158

Chapter 4: After the Revocation: Debating the Confessional Divide (1685-88) 161
Letters from a Worried Ambassador 166
Victims 169
Anonymity 174
Perpetrators 177
Hosts 190
Conclusion 202

Chapter 5: Promoting Prophets? Public Diplomacy and the War of the Camisards (1702-05) 205
Reasoning Miracles 210
Assuming the voice of the Camisards 222
Selling Intervention 228
To Hearten and Inspire 232
The Periodical Press 236
Conclusion 239

Chapter 6: Between Eschatology and Enlightenment: Negotiating Bonds and Borders after the Tumult of Toruń (1724-26) 243
The Tumult 248
Royal Public Diplomacy 250
A Cause Célèbre 255
Visions of Religous War 259
Irenicism 266
Foreign Narratives 272
Conclusion 282

Conclusion: Beyond the Confessional Divide? 285
Between Word and Deed 288
The Last Expulsion 299

Bibliography 307
Printed Primary Sources 307
Manuscript Sources 324
Secondary Literature 326

Samenvatting in het Nederlands 367
Zusammenfassung auf Deutsch 375


Tesi di dottorato 2019-11-27. Promotor: J. Pollman. Faculty of Humanities Leiden University.

Apparso 2023 col titolo: The early modern Dutch press in an age of religious persecution : the making of humanitarianism

Chapter 1 will examine the publicity campaign that the Waldensians in Piedmont initiated after experiencing a massacre committed by the army of their sovereign Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, in 1655. By seeking international attention, the Waldensians assumed political agency and engaged in public diplomacy. By exploring the channels of communication between exiled ministers in the Alps and the Dutch printing presses, the first chapter explores the role of publicizing as an act of political agency in relation to other forms of international political communication. Chapter 2 stays with the Waldensians, providing an analysis of the pamphlets that helped turn a local crackdown into an international cause célèbre. It will examine how the Piedmont Easter, as the massacre came to be called, was evaluated in reference to the normative principles which have been outlined above. This chapter investigates why Waldensian pamphleteers tried to frame their persecution as a humanitarian disaster rather than a confessional conflict and how the massacre was subsequently reframed and appropriated by Dutch pamphleteers for a Dutch audience.