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The Comunero Revolt and Luther’s Impact on Castile: Rebellion, Heresy, and Ecclesiastical Reform Impulses, 1520–1521

The Comunero Revolt and Luther’s Impact on Castile: Rebellion, Heresy, and Ecclesiastical Reform... The Comunero Revolt and Luther’s Impact on Castile: Rebellion, Heresy, and Ecclesiastical Reform Impulses, 1520–1521 By Claudio César Rizzuto In the Antijovio (1567), explorer and conqueror of the Colombian territories Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada described the number of revolts and riots in the kingdoms of Charles Vand globally at the time of the Comunidades of Castile in 1520–1521. He employed a “cosmological” explanation, asserting that the movement of the planets or another celestial phenomenon was the cause of such upheavals. Seeing causal relationships between the uprisings occurring during the early 1520s was not unique to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. This article analyzes primary sources that linked Martin Luther to the Comunero Revoltof1520–1521inCastile.First,thearticlewillexaminetheearlyimpact ofnewsaboutLutheronSpainanditspossiblerelationshiptotherevoltofthe Comunidades. Then, it will discuss certain sources that made a posteriori com- parisons or established a direct relationship between Luther and the comune- ros. I argue that the inaccuracies likely involved in making these assumptions shouldbecontextualizedwithinatraditionaldiscourseonheresyandrebellion. As is often pointed out, the falsehoods or fictions of a culture can tell us as much about this culture as its “truths” can. Finally, the article will discuss the 1. “porque los vbo en España, como hemos visto, húbolos andando el tienpo más ade- lanteenalgunasciudadesdeFlandes;húbolosansímesmoensuynperiodeAlemaniacorrien- do más el tienpo http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History de Gruyter

The Comunero Revolt and Luther’s Impact on Castile: Rebellion, Heresy, and Ecclesiastical Reform Impulses, 1520–1521

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de Gruyter
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The Comunero Revolt and Luther’s Impact on Castile: Rebellion, Heresy, and Ecclesiastical Reform Impulses, 1520–1521 By Claudio César Rizzuto In the Antijovio (1567), explorer and conqueror of the Colombian territories Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada described the number of revolts and riots in the kingdoms of Charles Vand globally at the time of the Comunidades of Castile in 1520–1521. He employed a “cosmological” explanation, asserting that the movement of the planets or another celestial phenomenon was the cause of such upheavals. Seeing causal relationships between the uprisings occurring during the early 1520s was not unique to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. This article analyzes primary sources that linked Martin Luther to the Comunero Revoltof1520–1521inCastile.First,thearticlewillexaminetheearlyimpact ofnewsaboutLutheronSpainanditspossiblerelationshiptotherevoltofthe Comunidades. Then, it will discuss certain sources that made a posteriori com- parisons or established a direct relationship between Luther and the comune- ros. I argue that the inaccuracies likely involved in making these assumptions shouldbecontextualizedwithinatraditionaldiscourseonheresyandrebellion. As is often pointed out, the falsehoods or fictions of a culture can tell us as much about this culture as its “truths” can. Finally, the article will discuss the 1. “porque los vbo en España, como hemos visto, húbolos andando el tienpo más ade- lanteenalgunasciudadesdeFlandes;húbolosansímesmoensuynperiodeAlemaniacorrien- do más el tienpo

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Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation Historyde Gruyter

Published: Oct 1, 2020

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