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Dr. J.A.M. (Jonas) van Tol

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: E 1.18
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  • Profile

    Jonas van Tol is assistant professor in early modern history, focussing on war, conflict, and violence before ca. 1800. Before starting at the UvA, he obtained his BA in History (York, 2011), MPhil in Early Modern History (Cambridge, 2012), and PhD (York 2016). From 2016 to 2018 he worked as university lecturer at the University of Leiden. In his research and teaching he focusses on the transnational impact of religious violence during the Reformation. He is particularly interested in the French Wars of Religion and its impact on, and entanglement with, religious conflict in other parts of Europe, for instance the Dutch Revolt.

    Selected publications:

    Germany and the French Wars of Religion, 1560-1572 (Leiden: Brill, 2018).

    ‘The Rhineland and the Huguenots: transnational confessional relations during the French Wars of Religion’, in Violet Soen et al (eds.), Crossing Borders: Transregional Reformations in Early Modern Europe (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019).

    'William of Orange in France and the transnationality of the sixteenth-century wars of religion', Low Countries Historical Review 134 (2019) 33-58.

    ‘Religion or Rebellion? Justifying the French Wars of Religion and Dutch Revolt to German Protestants’, The Sixteenth Century Journal 51 (2020) 445-464.

    'Beyond diplomacy: making sense of German participation in the French Wars of Religion', French History 35 (2021) 309-329.

  • Publications


    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2022). Christopher W. Close, State Formation and Shared Sovereignty. The Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, 1488-1696. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 19(1), 114-115.
    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2022). Political Thought in the French Wars of Religion. By Sophie Nicholls. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii+269 pp. £75. ISBN: 9781108840781. French History.




    • van Tol, J. (2019). William of Orange in France and the Transnationality of the Sixteenth-Century Wars of Religion. BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review, 134(4), 33-58. [details]
    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2019). The Rhineland and the Huguenots: Transregional confessional relations during the French Wars of Religion. In Transregional Reformations: Crossing Borders in Early Modern Europe (pp. 27). (Refo500 Academic Studies; Vol. 061). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.



    • van Tol, J. (2021). [Review of: W.A. Heap (2019) Elizabeth’s French Wars, 1562–1598 : English Intervention in the French Wars of Religion]. French History, 35(1), 113-114. [details]



    • van Tol, J. (2019). [Review of: V. Soen, D. Vanysacker, W. François (2017) Church, Censorship and Reform in the Early Modern Habsburg Netherlands]. Renaissance Quarterly, 72(4), 1515-1516. [details]


    • van Tol, J. (2018). Plagiaat en propaganda. Oorlogsjournalistiek ten tijde van de zestiende-eeuwse religieoorlogen. Leidschrift, 33(3), 33-48. [details]


    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2014). Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574–89. French History, 29(1), 113.


    • van Tol, J. (2020). Een transnationale prins: Willem van Oranje en de Franse Religieoorlogen. Kleio. Tijdschrift van de Vereniging van Docenten in Geschiedenis en Staatsinrichting in Nederland, 61(2), 4-8. [details]


    Talk / presentation


    • van Tol, J. A. M. (2016). Germany and the coming of the French Wars of Religion: confession, identity, and transnational relations.
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