In 288 pages, the book provides a new narrative of the Reformation and shows that the concept of the "urban Reformation", in which cities are seen as centres of Lutheranism, needs to be reassessed, especially in cities in East Germany. It shows that in a region like Upper Lusatia, which did not have a political centre and underwent a complex Reformation with many different actors, there was no clear confessionalization. By approaching the Upper Lusatian Reformation through important individuals, Martin Christ shows how they had to negotiate their religiosity, resulting in cross-confessional exchange and syncretism.
The Society for Renaissance Studies invites all interested parties to an online presentation of Martin Christ's book on 1 June at 7 pm. Please register at www.crowdcast.io/e/book-launch-biographies/register.