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Latin Letters from Clergymen in the Province of Scania in the Seventeenth Century

Borgehammar, Stephan LU (2015) In Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 115. p.275-277
Abstract
Johanna Svensson's Ph.D. dissertation provides editions and studies of sixty-four letters, twenty testimonials and four other documents in Latin, among them a long poetic lament on the Peace of Roskilde in 1658. All these documents are found in a seventeenth-century notebook kept in Lund University Library. The compiler was the vicar of Barkåkra, Frans Leche (1614?-1685), or perhaps his son. The documents give valuable insights into Church life in seventeenth-century Scania: practices in connection with baptisms, weddings etc.; the use of testimonials; and the education and ideals of Danish Lutheran clergymen. The editions are reliable and provided with English translations throughout. The author has a happy ability to understand the... (More)
Johanna Svensson's Ph.D. dissertation provides editions and studies of sixty-four letters, twenty testimonials and four other documents in Latin, among them a long poetic lament on the Peace of Roskilde in 1658. All these documents are found in a seventeenth-century notebook kept in Lund University Library. The compiler was the vicar of Barkåkra, Frans Leche (1614?-1685), or perhaps his son. The documents give valuable insights into Church life in seventeenth-century Scania: practices in connection with baptisms, weddings etc.; the use of testimonials; and the education and ideals of Danish Lutheran clergymen. The editions are reliable and provided with English translations throughout. The author has a happy ability to understand the people she writes about and present them with sympathy, without becoming sentimental or subjective. (Less)
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parish clergy, Lutheranism, Barkåkra, Peace of Roskilde, poetry, letter-Writing, Latin, Skåne/Scania, seventeenth century, Franz Leche (1614?-1685)
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Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift
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115
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275 - 277
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Svenska kyrkohistoriska föreningen
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  title        = {Latin Letters from Clergymen in the Province of Scania in the Seventeenth Century},
  volume       = {115},
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