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A convert is a man or woman who has undergone conversion, that is, a change of religion or denominational affiliation. In the history of conversion, individual converts play a significant role, because both the individual processes of conversion and their representation in conversion narratives (collected and published with particular frequency in Catholicism) constitute one element of religious and especial…

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Caffiero, Marina, Saurer, Edith and Honsel, Konrad, “Convert”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022599>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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