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[*] posted on 10-6-2016 at 08:53 AM
Scholze-覚łta, Dietrich: Religion and Nationality amongst the Catholic Sorbs of Upper Lusatia


Lětopis Abstract 2011 1: Scholze-覚łta, Dietrich: Religion and Nationality amongst the Catholic Sorbs of Upper Lusatia

By the middle of the 16th Century the Reformation had spread to large areas of central Germany, including the whole of Lower Lusatia and the north-eastern part of Upper Lusatia (around 90% of the Sorbs). The constitution specific to the nominal margraviate of Upper Lusatia (田orporate republic) allowed the old and new religions to co-exist. A permanent group of eight Catholic parishes remained between Bautzen, Kamenz and Hoyerswerda, which had an almost exclusively (Upper) Sorbian population.

The Sorbian Catholics differ to this day from the Protestant, German area surrounding them as a result of a 電ouble barrier of religion and nationality. They were able to consolidate their own identity and their own 杜ilieu, and as a result they were from about 1800, the beginning of the modern period - largely spared assimilation. The situation for the Catholic Sorbs is very different from that of the Protestant Sorbs in that for the approximately 15-20,000 Catholics faith and (Sorbian) ethnic origin form a whole; their traditional territory is regarded today as the core Sorbian area.

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