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The Expansion of Tolerance : Religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654) - Jonathan Israel

The Expansion of Tolerance

Religion in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654)

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Of all the European powers, the Dutch were considered the most tolerant of minority religious practices in their colonies. In The Expansion of Tolerance, a pair of historians examines this unusual sensitivity in the case of the seventeenth-century Dutch colonies of Brazil. 

Jonathan Israel demonstrates that religious tolerance under Dutch rule in Brazil was unprecedented. Catholics and Jews coexisted peacefully with the Protestant majority and were allowed freedom of conscience and unfettered private worship. Stuart Schwartz then considers the Dutch example in light of the Portuguese colonies in Brazil, revealing that the Portuguese were surprisingly tolerant as well. 

This collaboration will be of interest to anyone studying colonial history or the history of religious tolerance.

Religious toleration in Dutch Brazil (1624-1654)p. 13
Portuguese attitudes of religious tolerance in Dutch Brazilp. 35
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ISBN: 9789053569023
ISBN-10: 9053569022
Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 60
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09