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Migration and Transregional Marriage along the Dutch-German Borderlands, 1570–1601

Migration and Transregional Marriage along the Dutch-German Borderlands, 1570–1601 Migration and Transregional Marriage along the Dutch-German Borderlands, 1570–1601 By Daniel Fogt InApril1580,amigrantnamedJacquesDensmarriedanunnamedwomanin a parish church in the city of Cologne. Though originally from the Low Countries, Jacques’s wedding followed the laws of the city, which would have involvedthereadingofthebannsandaconsecrationoftheunioninaRoman Catholicchurch. Hismarriagewouldhavebeenuneventfulifhehadnotbeen a practicing Reformed Christian, who had only recently arrived from the Re- formed congregation in Emden. Jacques was able to hide this detail from the local priest. However, the elders of the small semi-clandestine Dutch-speaking Reformed church in Cologne soon discovered his transregional endeavor and sent men to admonish Jacques “to confess his mistake of being married by Papists.” Jacques’suseofmobilitytomarryanindividualoutsideofhischurch 1. Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, Bestand 295 Geistliche Abteilung, Nr.235 Nie- derländisch-reformierteGemeinde,SammelbandAkten(16.Jh.),Doc.1ConsistorialAkten, 1571–1591 (hereafter abbreviated as Akten), 119–120. I am deeply indebted to the leaders and members of the NWO-sponsored research project “Rhineland Exiles and the Religious Landscape of the Dutch Republic, c.1550–1618.” Mirjam van Veen, Jesse Spohnholz, Inge Schipper, Silke Muylaert, and Peter Gorter have offered valuable help, though my research has remained independent from the project. For a larger study of relations between migrant communities and imperial cities, see Peter Gorter, “Gereformeerde migranten: De religieuze identiteit van Nederlandse gereformeerde migrantengemeenten in de rijkssteden Keulen, Aken, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History de Gruyter

Migration and Transregional Marriage along the Dutch-German Borderlands, 1570–1601

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Migration and Transregional Marriage along the Dutch-German Borderlands, 1570–1601 By Daniel Fogt InApril1580,amigrantnamedJacquesDensmarriedanunnamedwomanin a parish church in the city of Cologne. Though originally from the Low Countries, Jacques’s wedding followed the laws of the city, which would have involvedthereadingofthebannsandaconsecrationoftheunioninaRoman Catholicchurch. Hismarriagewouldhavebeenuneventfulifhehadnotbeen a practicing Reformed Christian, who had only recently arrived from the Re- formed congregation in Emden. Jacques was able to hide this detail from the local priest. However, the elders of the small semi-clandestine Dutch-speaking Reformed church in Cologne soon discovered his transregional endeavor and sent men to admonish Jacques “to confess his mistake of being married by Papists.” Jacques’suseofmobilitytomarryanindividualoutsideofhischurch 1. Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, Bestand 295 Geistliche Abteilung, Nr.235 Nie- derländisch-reformierteGemeinde,SammelbandAkten(16.Jh.),Doc.1ConsistorialAkten, 1571–1591 (hereafter abbreviated as Akten), 119–120. I am deeply indebted to the leaders and members of the NWO-sponsored research project “Rhineland Exiles and the Religious Landscape of the Dutch Republic, c.1550–1618.” Mirjam van Veen, Jesse Spohnholz, Inge Schipper, Silke Muylaert, and Peter Gorter have offered valuable help, though my research has remained independent from the project. For a larger study of relations between migrant communities and imperial cities, see Peter Gorter, “Gereformeerde migranten: De religieuze identiteit van Nederlandse gereformeerde migrantengemeenten in de rijkssteden Keulen, Aken,

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Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation Historyde Gruyter

Published: Oct 1, 2021

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