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1. Definition and political background

The history of the Antonians in the Kingdom of Kongo, whose name goes back to St. Antony, is documented in the archives of the Italian Capuchins. The methods of oral history have also made it possible to reconstruct other aspects of the Antonians and their historical milieu. The secondary literature occasionally reduces the movement to the f…

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Rüther, Kirsten, “Antonians”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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