Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empires

Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr.


These twenty-six essays, presented by students, colleagues, and friends to Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Peder Sather Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley, examine urban, rural, national, and imperial histories in Early Modern Europe and abroad, and politics in Reformation Switzerland, Burgundy, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Contributors include: C. Nathan Bartlett, Heidi Eberhard Bate, Ingrid Bátori, Katherine Brun, Luke Clossey, Laura Ford Cruz, Thomas Dandelet, Kathryn Edwards, Marc Forster, David Frick, Jeanne Grant, Sigrun Haude, Gabriele Haug-Moritz, Randolph C. Head, Beat Immenhauser, Steinar Imsen, Carina Johnson, David Luebke, Wolfgang Reinhard, Tom Safley, Heinz Schilling, Regula Schmid, Tom Scott, Narasingha Sil, James Tracy, Sabine von Heusinger, and Peter Wallace.

Publications by Thomas A. Brady, Jr.:

Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. I: Structures and Assertions, ISBN: 9789004097605
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, and James D. Tracy, Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. II: Visions, Programs, Outcomes, ISBN: 9789004097612
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Katherine G. Brady, Susan Karant-Nunn and James D. Tracy, The Work of Heiko A. Oberman, ISBN: 9789004125698
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation, ISBN: 9780391038233
Edited by H.A. Oberman and T.A. Brady, Jr., Itinerarium Italicum: The Profile of the Italian Renaissance in the Mirror of its European Transformations, ISBN: 9789004042599
Ruling Class, Regime and Reformation at Strasbourg 1520-1555, ISBN: 9789004052857
Communities, Politics, and Reformation in Early Modern Europe, ISBN: 9789004110014

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Christopher Ocker, Ph.D. (1991) in Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary, is professor of history at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. His most recent publications include Biblical Poetics before Humanism and Reformation (Cambridge, 2002) and Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547 (Brill, 2006).
Michael Printy, Ph.D. (2002) in History, University of California, Berkeley, is visiting assistant professor of History and Letters at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
Peter Starenko, Ph.D. (2003) in European History, University of California, Berkeley, is a research associate at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
Peter G. Wallace, Ph.D. (1983) in History, University of Oregon, is professor of History at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. His publications include Communities and Conflict in Early Modern Colmar: 1575-1730 (Humanities/Brill 1995) and The Long European Reformation (Palgrave 2004).
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Bibliography of the Works of Thomas A. Brady

1. The City-State in the German-speaking Lands, Tom Scott
2. The Topography of Sacred Space and the Representation of Social Groups:Confraternities in Strasbourg, Sabine von Heusinger
3. Ratsräson und Bürgersinn.Kleine Studie zur Führungsschicht der Reichsstadt Nördlingen im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, Ingrid Bátori
4. Portrait and Pageantry:New Idioms in the Interaction Between City and Empire in Sixteenth-Century Nuremberg, Heidi Eberhardt Bate
5. ‚Hohe Schule’ oder Universität? Zur Pfarrerausbildung in Bern im 16. Jahrhundert, Beat Immenhauser
6. Let the Punishment Fit the Crime: The Social Miracle and Criminal Sentencing in Early Modern Leiden, C. Nathan Bartlett and Laura Cruz
7. Buchner at the Font: Godparenting and Network Building in Seventeenth-Century Wilno, David Frick
8. Taverns and Inns in the German Countryside: Male Honor and Public Space, Marc R. Forster
9. Thinking with the Thurgau: Political Pamphlets from the Vilmergerkrieg and the Construction of Biconfessional Politics in Switzerland and Europe, Randolph C. Head
10. Of Liberty and the Upstalsboom: Urban-Rural Alliances and Symbols of Freedom in Early Modern East Frisia, David Luebke
11. Success and Failure: Reflections on the Effectiveness of Early Modern Poor Relief in the Orphanages of Augsburg, Thomas Max Safley

12. The Politics of History in the Swiss Reformation, Regula Schmid
13. "And Blood Rained from the Sky": Creating a Burgundian Identity after the Fall of Burgundy, Kathryn A. Edwards
14. Ruling Class and Regime in an Ecclesiastical Territory:The Case of Salem, Katherine Brun
15. “My bitter comedie”: Treason Trial of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton and the Rule of Law in Tudor England, Narasingha P. Sil
16. Burgher Lenders and Public Credit: The Role of Town Governments in Holland’s State Debt, 1572-1588, James D. Tracy
17. Social Control and Social Justice under Maximilian I of Bavaria (r. 1598-1651), Sigrun Haude
18. Nachbarn and Voisins: Changing Political Relations in the Upper Rhine Valley in the Wake of the Thirty Years’ War, Peter G. Wallace

19. Rejecting an Emperor: Hussites and Sigismund, Jeanne E. Grant
20. The Union of Calmar—Nordic Great Power or Northern German Outpost? , Steinar Imsen
21. Some Peculiarities of Empire in the Early Modern Era, Carina L. Johnson
22. Zwischen Spätmittelalter und Reformation - politischer Föderalismus im Reich der Reformationszeit, Gabriele Haug-Moritz
23. Creating a Protestant Constantine:Martin Bucer’s De Regno Christi and the Foundations of English Imperial Political Theology, Thomas Dandelet
24. Frühmoderne Staatsbildung und die Entstehung des neuzeitlichen Mächte-Europa, Heinz Schilling
25. Faith in Empire: Religious Sources of Legitimacy for Expansionist Early-Modern States, Luke Clossey
26. Atlantic Exchange in History, Wolfgang Reinhard

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Those interested in the social and political histories of German cities and countryside, the Holy Roman Empire and its neighbors, and European colonization.
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