Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Religious Wars

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2986


A religious war is a war fought due to religious reasons. For the purpose of such definitions, this includes wars between Protestants and Catholics because of different religious denomination during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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