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Scandinavian converts to catholicism in Rome, 1673-1706

Raunio, Anu LU (2011) In Scandinavian Journal of History 36(3). p.279-297
Abstract
This article presents an analysis of a group of converts to Roman Catholicism, hitherto largely unknown in historical research, of Scandinavian origin received in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in Rome by Ospizio dei Convertendi. The article provides an overview of the converts and their motives, examining different factors which influenced the complex conversion process. It suggests that the key factors were often of a social rather than a religious nature, and that the conversions as a whole cannot be explained by Queen Christina's example and presence in Rome.
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conversion, 17th century, Rome, Scandinavia, Catholicism
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Scandinavian Journal of History
volume
36
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3
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279 - 297
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Routledge
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  • wos:000294119300002
  • scopus:80051541938
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1502-7716
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10.1080/03468755.2011.581423
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English
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  abstract     = {This article presents an analysis of a group of converts to Roman Catholicism, hitherto largely unknown in historical research, of Scandinavian origin received in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in Rome by Ospizio dei Convertendi. The article provides an overview of the converts and their motives, examining different factors which influenced the complex conversion process. It suggests that the key factors were often of a social rather than a religious nature, and that the conversions as a whole cannot be explained by Queen Christina's example and presence in Rome.},
  author       = {Raunio, Anu},
  issn         = {1502-7716},
  keyword      = {conversion,17th century,Rome,Scandinavia,Catholicism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {279--297},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of History},
  title        = {Scandinavian converts to catholicism in Rome, 1673-1706},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2011.581423},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2011},
}