The Reformation and Rural Society: The Parishes of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach, 1528-1603

The Reformation and Rural Society: The Parishes of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach, 1528-1603

by C. Scott Dixon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521893216

ISBN-13: 9780521893213

Pub. Date: 05/02/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the relationship between the Reformation movement of the sixteenth century and the rural population of Germany. Over ninety percent of the population lived in the countryside, and yet to date they have received scant attention. The experience of the Reformation by the average villager is described, and an attempt is made to understand the

Overview

This book examines the relationship between the Reformation movement of the sixteenth century and the rural population of Germany. Over ninety percent of the population lived in the countryside, and yet to date they have received scant attention. The experience of the Reformation by the average villager is described, and an attempt is made to understand the villagers on their own terms: their beliefs, their customs, and their forms of rule. The result is an original work that both examines an important event such as the Reformation and judges it by the standards (and often the words) of the people themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893213
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The emergence and reception of the evangelical movement, 1521–1533; 2. The Lutheran church in Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach; 3. The clergyman in context: the extension of the Reformation on the parish; 4. The Reformation and parish morality; 5. The acculturation of the parish mind; Conclusions.

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