Frontières confessionnelles et politiques: la papauté et le Corps helvétique au XVIIe siècle

Autore: Bertrand Forclaz
In: I libri di Viella. 153

For the Papacy, Switzerland at the beginning of the Seventeenth century was a key area, being partly a Catholic bulwark and partly a field of mission. This article examines the plurality of actors involved, both in Switzerland and in Rome; it shows the pragmatism of local Church leaders, as well as the shift towards a more realistic policy operated by the Papacy in the second half of the century.