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A Bishop's Tale: Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in Seventeenth-century Flanders

by Craig Harline Eddy Put

Drawn from the rare journal of the Archbishop of Mechelen from 1596 to 1620, this biography sheds light on the colorful life of Mathias Hovius, as well as the key events and characters of the Catholic Reformation period. The authors relate the stories of monks, nuns, priests, pilgrims, peasant women, saints, and others. 24 illustrations.

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