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New publication: anthology on the Protestant memory spaces

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (Göttingen) publishes the anthology "Reformatio et memoria. Protestantische Erinnerungsräume und Erinnerungsstrategien in der Frühen Neuzeit" edited by Kathrin Paasch (Gotha), Christopher Spehr (Jena) and Siegrid Westphal (Osnabrück).

The memory of the Reformation was a source of identity for the Protestant denominations in the early modern period. The Memoria was, as it were, the arch of memory that connected the Protestant denominations with their beginnings. It could include landscapes, architecture, art objects, medals, coins, manuscripts, old prints, music and much more. The 17 contributions in this volume examine in detail how the spaces and strategies of the Reformation memory looked. Renowned scholars analyse different forms of expression of remembrance in exemplary fashion, interpret them contextually and give them an interdisciplinary profile. In this way, a new construction of the history of Reformation remembrance culture from the 16th to the 18th century becomes possible, which is particularly vivid in the early modern Lutheran territories of the Ernestine dukes.

The anthology will be presented at the conference "Reformation & Memoria. Neuere Forschungen zum Protestantismus in der Frühe Neuzeit", which took place from 21 to 23 June 2017 at the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt.

Christopher Spehr, Siegrid Westphal und Kathrin Paasch (Hrsg.)
Reformatio et memoria
Protestantische Erinnerungsräume und Erinnerungsstrategien in der Frühen Neuzeit
(Refo500 Academic Studies (R5AS), Band 075)
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020
ISBN: 978-3-525-51702-4
536 pages
120 EUR