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In conversations about the Reformation, the name Martin Luther towers above all others. And rightly so. His work, vision, and writings set Christianity on a course of events that would forever change the way that most believers live and understand their faith. And yet, the Reformation was far more than Martin Luther. Around Luther were hundreds of people - fellow teachers and priests, politicians, artists, printers, and spouses - without whose activity and work the Reformation would have progressed much differently. These women and men make up Luther's Wittenberg world, and there is much to be learned from engaging their work. In this monumental work, Robert Kolb introduces us to those individuals. Engaging and informative essays on the social, political, and economic realities of the sixteenth century frame brief introductions to over two hundred supporting "cast members" whose lives played out around Martin Luther. Comprehensively illustrated, with maps, bibliographies, and other resources, Luther's Wittenberg World is a treasure.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 Child, Pupil, Student, Monk: From Mansfeld to Magdeburg, Eisenach, and Erfurt 7
2 Gown and Town: Luther's Wittenberg Neighbors 21
3 The Wittenberg Team: Luther's Family, Colleagues, and Early Students 45
4 German Reformers: Luther's Supporters across German-Speaking Lands 87
5 German Students: Wittenberg Educates a Generation 161
6 International Students: Wittenberg Educates Reformers from Afar 199
7 Princes Friendly and Hostile: Wittenberg's Engagement with Political Leadership 211
8 Luther's Foes: Luther's Critics from All Corners 257
Index of Featured Individuals 307