Martyrologists without boundaries: the collaboration of John Foxe and Heinrich Pantaleon

Gehring, David S. and Freeman, Thomas S. (2017) Martyrologists without boundaries: the collaboration of John Foxe and Heinrich Pantaleon. Journal of Ecclesiastical History . ISSN 1469-7637 (In Press)

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Abstract

Amid the great Protestant martyrologies of the mid-sixteenth century, Heinrich Pantaleon’s Martyrvm historia (1563) has been comparatively overlooked. This article argues that Pantaleon’s martyrology acted as a capstone to the narrative framework of Protestant suffering and resistance. Pantaleon’s command of vernacular languages gave him access to a wider range of material than other martyrologists, material which his Latin text made accessible to learned readers across Europe. This article also examines the collaboration between Pantaleon and John Foxe, which directly inspired Pantaleon’s martyrology and enabled Foxe to give a cohesive, trans-European account of Protestant martyrs in his Acts and monuments.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Gehring, David
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 21:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46586

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