Robert von Friedeburg



Reader in History, School of Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
May 2017

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Luther’s Legacy: The Thirty Years War and the modern notion of ‚State‘ in the Empire, 1530s – 1790s«

Project outline:
Robert von Friedeburg arbeitet aktuell an einer deutschen Übersetzung seiner Monographie »Luther’s Legacy: The Thirty Years War and the modern notion of ‚State‘ in the Empire, 1530s – 1790s« für die Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte. (Robert von Friedeburg)

Research partner:
Robert von Friedeburg follows the invitation of Luise Schorn-Schütte (Professor of Modern General History with particular emphasis on the history of the early modern age).

Scholarly profile of Robert von Friedeburg


Robert von Friedeburg is Reader in History in the School of Humanities at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln (UK). Prior to this position he held the Chair of Early Modern History, with special reference to the History of Politics and Mentalities at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also a member of the board of the Johannes Althusius−Gesellschaft e. V. and a member of the Royal Historical Society.

Homepage:
Please find more information about Robert von Friedeburg here and here.

Main areas of research:
History of early modern Europe, politics and religion; The emergence of legitimate public rule in the Latin West.

Selected publications:
  1. (co-edited with John Morrill) Monarchy Transformed: Princes and their Elites in Early Modern Western Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017.
  2. Luther’s Legacy: The Thirty Year War and the Modern Notion of ‘State’ in the Empire, 1530 to 1790s, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016.
  3. »Magdeburger Bekenntnis und Widerstandsrecht«, in: Magdeburg und die Reformation, ed. by Maren Ballerstedt a.o., Magdeburg 2016, p. 359-73.
  4. »Die lutherische Orthodoxie und die Debatte um das Widerstandsrecht«, in: Religion Macht Politik. Hofgeistlichkeit im Europa der Frühen Neuzeit, ed. by Matthias Meinhardt a.o., Wiesbaden 2014, p. 307-322.
  5. »Europa in der frühen Neuzeit«, in: Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte, No. 5 (2012).
  6. »Lebensweise und Kultur der unterständischen Schichten in der Frühen Neuzeit«, in: Enzyklopädie deutsche Geschichte, München: Oldenbourg 2002.