par Weis, Monique
Référence Reformation & Renaissance review, 11, 2, page (203-220), (2009, paru en 2010)
Publication Publié, 2010
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Philip of Marnix, one of the most famous Dutch refugees, is best known as an efficient and prolific counsellor to William of Orange. He served the leader of the Dutch Revolt as a propagandist and a diplomat from 1568 onwards until Orange’s death in 1584. Marnix accomplished several missions in order to convince foreign princes and other potential allies of the legitimacy of the uprising in the Netherlands. Many of the contacts he established and consolidated during his travels and through his correspondence are part of a wider network that can be described as ‘international Protestantism’. Philip of Marnix also contributed to the dynamics of European Calvinism by publishing well-translated and well-distributed pamphlets and books on the Dutch Revolt and on confessional strife in general. The aim of this article is to highlight some of Marnix’ fears and hopes relating to the existence and efficiency of an international Protestant solidarity, as they are expressed in his political writings and letters of the 1570s.