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Biographies of a Reformation. Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, 1520-1635

Martin Christ

Buchcover Martin Christ "Biographies of the Reformation"

Reihe: Studies in German History

Oxford University Press. 2021
Hardcover, 288 Seiten
In englischer Sprache
ISBN 978-0-19-886815-6
Format (B x L): 16,3 x 24,3 cm

This book provides a new narrative of the Reformation and shows that the concept of the 'urban Reformation', where towns are seen as centres of Lutheranism has to be reassessed, particularly in towns in former East Germany, where much work remains to be done. 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.

(Oxford University Press)

Junior Fellow
(Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien)
Weltbeziehungen / C19.03.29