Subproject B03 — Confessional Minorities as a Security Problem in the Early Modern Era
second funding stage (2018-2021)
The subproject focuses on the conflict-laden role of religion in early modern multireligious and multi-confessional societies. It is based on the assumption that confessional minorities and denominational conflicts themselves were not a security threat but only became one by the course of discursive processes under certain conditions. Starting from this assumption, the project analyses – in a comparative perspective – the securitization of religious minorities in the context of external interventions by taking the English catholics under Elizabeth I, the christians in the Ottoman Empire, and the orthodox and protestants in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 18th century as example.