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Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations

Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr.

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Edited by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko and Peter Wallace

These twenty-three essays, presented by students, colleagues, and friends to Thomas A. Brady, Jr., the Sather Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley, explore the historiographies of the Reformation from the fifteenth century to the present and study the social and cultural history of religion from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, especially in Germany but also in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and colonial Mexico.

Contributors include: Dean Bell, Peter Blickle, Christoph Burger, Roger Chickering, Constantin Fasolt, Kaspar von Greyerz, Bernd Hamm, Craig Harline, Joel Harrington, Susan Karant-Nunn, Greta Kroeker, Amy Leonard, Marc Lienhard, Terence McIntosh, Erik Midelfort, Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Anne J.Schutte, Julie Tanaka, William B.Taylor, Elaine Tennant, Lee Palmer Wandel, and Ellen Yutzy Glebe.

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: 978 90 04 09760 5
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: 978 90 04 09761 2
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Katherine G. Brady, Susan Karant-Nunn and James D. Tracy, The Work of Heiko A. Oberman, ISBN: 978 90 04 12569 8
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation, ISBN: 978 0 391 03823 3
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: 978 90 04 04259 9
Ruling Class, Regime and Reformation at Strasbourg 1520-1555, ISBN: 978 90 04 05285 7
Communities, Politics, and Reformation in Early Modern Europe, ISBN: 978 90 04 11001 4

Editor of Studies in Central European Histories

Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660)

Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning

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Stephen G. Burnett

Christian Hebraism in early modern Europe has traditionally been interpreted as the pursuit of a few exceptional scholars, but in the sixteenth century it became an intellectual movement involving hundreds of authors and printers and thousands of readers. The Reformation transformed Christian Hebrew scholarship into an academic discipline, supported by both Catholics and Protestants. This book places Christian Hebraism in a larger context by discussing authors and their books as mediators of Jewish learning, printers and booksellers as its transmitters, and the impact of press controls in shaping the public discussion of Hebrew and Jewish texts. Both Jews and Jewish converts played an important role in creating this new and unprecedented form of Jewish learning.

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Edited by Roland Pieper, Giancarlo Collet, Volker Honemann, Heinz-Dieter Heimann, Johannes Meier and Joachim Schmiedl

In diesem Band wird erstmals die Darstellung von Entstehung und früher Geschichte der größten Provinz des Franziskanerordens (1223-1517) aufbereitet.
Der Band beschäftigt sich mit der Entstehung der Sächsischen Franziskanerprovinz (Saxonia) und ihrer frühen Geschichte bis zum Beginn der Reformation.
Dabei behandelt er zunächst Organisation und Aufbau, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte und die Seelsorgetätigkeit in dieser bald größten Provinz des Ordens. Ein eigener Bei-trag widmet sich den Klarissenklöstern. Mit Beiträgen zur Liturgie, der Theologiegeschichte, der Geschichtsschreibung, dem Schrifttum und dem Bibliothekswesen liegt ein besonderer Akzent auf dem Geistesleben der Provinz. Beschlossen wird der Band durch eine Darstellung der spätmittelalterlichen Reformbewegungen in der Saxonia.

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John Fudge

Communications and the spread of nonconformist views were key to the spiritual upheaval that gripped many parts of northern Europe in the 1520s. Emphasising economic and cultural hegemony, this book explores the transmission of innovation through networks of trade. Interrelated themes include commercial typography, legal and illicit book distribution, espionage, and censorship. These are elaborated through a series of episodes involving printers and patrician oligarchs, spies and fugitives, and pamphleteers and entrepreneurs. The accent on commerce and print broadens the interpretive scope for study of the early Reformation beyond national, political, or exclusively religious contexts. It also leads to a reassessment of some conventional assumptions about merchants as distributors of Scripture texts and reformist propaganda.

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Edited by Lee Palmer Wandel

By the end of the fifteenth century, the Eucharist had come to encompass theology, liturgy, art, architecture, and music. In the sixteenth century, each of these dimensions was questioned, challenged, rethought, as western European Christians divided over their central act of worship. This volume offers an introduction to early modern thinking on the Eucharist—as theology, as Christology, as a moment of human and divine communion, as that which the faithful do, as taking place, and as visible and audible. The scholars gathered in this volume speak from a range of disciplines—liturgics, history, history of art, history of theology, philosophy, musicology, and literary theory. The volume thus also brings different methods and approaches, as well as confessional orientations to a consideration of the Eucharist in the Reformation.

Contributors include: Gary Macy, Volker Leppin, Carrie Euler, Nicholas Thompson, Nicholas Wolterstorff, John D. Rempel, James F. Turrell, Robert J. Daly, Isabelle Brian, Thomas Schattauer, Raymond A. Mentzer, Michele Zelinsky Hanson, Jaime Lara, Andrew Spicer, Achim Timmermann, Birgit Ulrike Münch, Andreas Gormans, Alexander J. Fisher, Regina M. Schwartz, and Christopher Wild.

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Christian Hillgruber

Die Reformation ist zunächst eine kirchliche Erneuerungsbewegung gewesen. Indem Luther die geistliche Gewalt entmachtete, hat er jedoch zugleich die weltliche Gewalt außerordentlich gestärkt.
Der Reformator hat aus seinem Glaubensverständnis heraus eine spezifische Einstellung zur weltlichen Ordnung und ihrem Recht gefunden, die sehr wirkmächtig geworden ist. Ihren Mittelpunkt findet Luthers Staatsauffassung in seiner Lehre von den zwei Reichen und zwei Regimenten. Dem „Reich der Welt“ kommt dabei in erster Linie die Funktion der zwangsweisen Durchsetzung einer äußeren Rechts- und Friedensordnung zu. Eine christliche Obrigkeit hat darüber hinaus die Aufgabe einer umfassend verstandenen Gemeinwohlförderung. Dies schließt insbesondere Armenfürsorge, Krankenpflege und ein öffentliches Bildungswesen ein. Hier liegen die Anfänge des modernen Wohlfahrtsstaates.

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Edited by Christopher Ocker, Michael Printy, Peter Starenko and Peter Wallace

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: 978 90 04 09760 5
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: 978 90 04 09761 2
Edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Katherine G. Brady, Susan Karant-Nunn and James D. Tracy, The Work of Heiko A. Oberman, ISBN: 978 90 04 12569 8
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation, ISBN: 978 0 391 03823 3
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: 978 90 04 04259 9
Ruling Class, Regime and Reformation at Strasbourg 1520-1555, ISBN: 978 90 04 05285 7
Communities, Politics, and Reformation in Early Modern Europe, ISBN: 978 90 04 11001 4

Editor of Studies in Central European Histories

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Michele Zelinsky Hanson

Debate over the usefulness of the confessionalization paradigm for understanding how Europeans responded to religious differences resulting from the Reformation has obscured people's experiences during the early years of reform. Based on interrogations recorded in Augsburg, Germany, in the first half of the sixteenth century, the compelling portraits of individual believers presented in this book provide a rare insight into the lives of ordinary people during one of the most controversial periods in religious history. Speaking about their faith and encounters with others in their own words, they rephrase the debate in terms of contemporary experiences. The resulting study challenges previous assumptions about the importance of belief in constructing religious identities and reveals the potential for accommodation amidst conflict.

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Erin Henriksen

Scholarship on Milton's view of God the Father and the Son has focused on the author's theological beliefs. For Milton, these are equally artistic questions, and to address them this study considers the precedents in Christian art that provide models for portraying the divine within a reformed context. Milton's revision of the passion tradition in his short poems of 1645 and his later epic poems substitutes a living, obedient and subservient Son in place of late medieval representations of the crucifixion. His alternative passion unfolds through a poetic vocabulary of fragmentation, omission, and restoration, drawing on iconoclasm as an artistic strategy. This study addresses the long-standing question about Milton's avoidance of the crucifixion and contributes to the broader study of his reformed poetics.

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Edited by Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler

Sensation is the subject of a burgeoning field in the humanities. This volume examines its role in the religious changes and transformations of early modern Europe. Sensation was not only central to the doctrinal disputes of the Reformation, but also critical in shaping new or reformed devotional practices. From this vantage point the book explores the intersections between the world of religion and the spheres of art, music, and literature; food and smell; sacred things and spaces; ritual and community; science and medicine. Deployed in varying, often contested ways, the senses were essential pathways to the sacred. They permitted knowledge of the divine and the universe, triggered affective responses, shaped holy environments, and served to heal, guide, or discipline body and soul.

Contributors include Alfred Acres, Barbara Baert, Andrew R. Casper, Wietse de Boer, Sven Dupré, Iain Fenlon, Laura Giannetti, Christine Göttler, Jennifer R. Hammerschmidt, Joseph Imorde, Rachel King, Jennifer Rae McDermott, Walter S. Melion, Matthew Milner, Sarah Joan Moran, Yvonne Petry, and Klaus Pietschmann.