Background Readings

Abisaab, R. Converting Persia: Religion and Power in Safavid Iran (I. B. Tauris, 2004).

Brüning, A. "Confessionalization in the Slavia Orthodoxa (Belorussia, Ukraine, Russia)? – Potential and Limits of a Western Historiographical Concept”, in: Th. Bremer (ed.), Religion and the Conceptual Boundary in Central and Eastern Europe (London, Palgrave 2008), 65-96.

Burak, G. "Faith, law and empire in the Ottoman ‘age of confessionalization’ (fifteenth–seventeenth centuries): the case of ‘renewal of faith’," Mediterranean Historical Review  28/1 (2013): 1-23.

Dixon, S. C., D. Freist, and M. Greengrass, eds., Living with Religious Diversity in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2009).

Erginbas, Vefa. "Problematizing Ottoman Sunnism: Appropriation of Islamic History and Ahl al-Baytism in Ottoman Literary and Historical Writing in the Sixteenth Century," Journal of of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 60 (2017): 614-646

Heyberger, B., “Pour une “histoire croisée” de l'occidentalisation et de la confessionnalisation chez les chrétiens du Proche-Orient,” The MIT-Electronic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 3 (2003): 36-49

Kaplan, Debra, “Confessionalization and the Jews: Impacts and Parallels in the City of Strasbourg,” in Diversity and Dissent: Negotiating Religious Difference in Central Europe, 1500-1800, ed. Howard Louthan et al. (Berghahn Books, 2011), 137-152.

Kaplan, Yossi, “Between Christianity and Judaism in early modern Europe: the confessionalization process of the western Sephardi diaspora,” in Judaism, Cristianity, and Islam in the Course of History, ed. Gall, Lothar, Willoweit, Dietmar (Munich 2011), 307-341.

Lauer, G., "Die Konfessionalisierung des Judentums - Zum Prozess der religiosen Ausdifferenzierung im Judentum am Obergang zur Neuzeit," in von Greyerz, Jakubowsky-Tiessen and Kaufmann (eds.), Interkonfessionalität - Transkonfessionalität -binnenkonfessionelle Pluralität: Neue Forschungen zur Konfessionalisierungsthese (2003)250-283.

Krstić, T., Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change and Communal Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Palo Alto, 2011)

Krstić, T., “Illuminated by the Light of Islam and the Glory of the Ottoman Sultanate: Narratives of Conversion to Islam in the Age of Confessionalization.”  Comparative Studies in Society and History 51/1 (January 2009): 35-63

Lotz-Heumann, U., “The Concept of "Confessionalization:" a Historiographical Paradigm in Dispute,” Memoria y Civilización 4 (2001): 93-114;

Parker, C., “The Reformation in Global Perspective,” History Compass 12/12 (2014): 924–934

"Religious History beyond Confessionalization," (Forum: Marc Forster (Connecticut College), Bruce Gordon (Yale), Joel Harrington (Vanderbilt), Thomas Kaufmann (Göttingen) and Ute Lotz-Heumann (Arizona)), German History Vol. 32, No. 4 (2014): 579–598

Stanfield-Johnson, R. “Sunni Survival in Safavid Iran: Anti-Sunni Activities during the Reign of Shah Tahmasp I,” Iranian Studies 27/1-4 (1994): 123-133

Schilling, H., “Confessionalization: Historical and Scholarly Perspective of a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Paradigm,” in Confessionalization in Europe, 1550-1700, edited by J. Headley, H. Hillerbrandt, and A. Papalas (Ashgate, 2004), 21-36

Terzioğlu, D., “How to Conceptualize Ottoman Sunnitization: A Historiographical Discussion,” Turcica 44 (2012-13): 301-38

Terzioğlu, D.,  “Where Catechism Meets Ilm-i hal: Islamic Manuals of Religious Instruction in the Ottoman Empire in the Age of Confessionalization,” Past and Present 220/1 (2013): 79-114

Zwierlein, C. A., "'Konfessionalisierung' europäisch, global als epistemischer Prozess. Zu den Folgen der Reformation und zur Methodendiskussion," in Reformation und Recht, edited by C. Strohm (Mohr Siebeck, 2017), 1-52.