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 Historical research into peace and security

The early modern period is very important due to the development of concepts and ideas of peace and security. In essence, politics of the time was shaped by the basic tension between the binding peace norms (at least under Christian princes and polity) and the living environment shaped by war. It is not by chance that security in this area of tension became a guiding principle. The development of the concepts of peace and security forms a central point for research for Marburg’s early modern period researchers on several levels: on the level of state politics and diplomacy, on the level of home and family and finally also with regard to the relationship of the Christian rulers, in particular, the papacy, to the non-Christian people. The department of the early modern period is involved in several subprojects and leading functions in the SFB-TRR 138 “Dynamics of Security”.

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