Predikanten in ballingschap. De carrièrekansen van Jean en Isaac Claude in de Republiek

David van der Linden


After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, over 400 Huguenot ministers made their way to the Dutch Republic in search of a new pulpit. They stood a good chance, because the Huguenot exodus resulted in a corresponding demand for French preachers, while Dutch authorities offered financial support. Yet a surplus of ministers also meant fierce competition over positions. The careers of Jean and Isaac Claude show that on this highly competitive market Huguenot ministers succeeded in gaining a position in the Dutch Republic by virtue of their reputation, networks, and religious and political ideas. 


Huguenots; Jean Claude; Isaac Claude; ministers; sermons; Walloon churches

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