1. Organization of RC states of the Holy Roman Empire that furthered RC interests; formed ca. 1524; countered by the Corpus* Evangelicorum; ended 1806 at the dissolution of the empire. 2. Published series comprising works of prominent RC writers of the Reformation period (e.g., J. Eck,* H. Emser,* and J. Cochlaeus*). The soc. for pub. was organized 1917 at Münster by J. Greying and transferred later that yr. to Bonn. The soc. also pub. Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien und Texte.
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