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Anna Grześkowiak-Krwawicz, University of Warsaw
This book traces the history of an idea of freedom in political thought in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from its emergence following the Union of Lublin in 1569 to its collapse in 1795.
Suicide murders - i.e., killings in order to be executed - were alarmingly frequent in eighteenth-century Lutheran Europe. The book traces the murderers motives – an investigation that leads to the Pietist care for death convicts, into central elements of Lutheran soteriology and to the idea of ...
Richard J. Ninness, Touro College, NY
This study of the Catholic Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg and its largely Protestant aristocracy tells the complicated story of Lutheran nobles and their relatives in the Catholic Church and their struggle to cooperate in the Reformation era.
Warren Alexander Dym
The patronage of dowsers by mining administrations through the eighteenth century challenges common assumptions about the Enlightenment. Rather than decline in importance like alchemy and astrology, dowsing transformed from a study of mineral vapors into an experimental branch of geophysics.
Edited by Lynne Tatlock
Cross-disciplinary perspectives on responses to material and spiritual loss in early modern Germany trace how individuals and communities registered, coped with, and made sense of deprivation through a spectrum of activities, often turning loss into gain and acquiring agency.
Jason P. Coy
This book examines the role of banishment, a prevalent form of punishment largely neglected by scholars, in sixteenth-century Ulm, using the town’s experience to uncover how early modern magistrates used expulsion to regulate and reorder society.
Edited by Karin Friedrich, University of Aberdeen and Barbara M. Pendzich
This work is an attempt to change thinking not only on the political practice and the role of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in a European context (both East and West), but to also connect the early modern past with present notions of citizenship and participatory political systems.
Michele Zelinsky Hanson
Based on sixteenth-century interrogation records, this book provides a rare insight into the religious lives of ordinary people, challenging the importance of belief in constructing religious identities and revealing the potential for accommodation during the controversies of the early Reformation.
Anthony J. Steinhoff
Drawing on extensive archival research, this study of Protestantism in Strasbourg (1870–1914) rethinks traditional understandings of the relationship between religion and European urban modernity. Not only did the city's faith communities exploit modern means to promote the faith, but they also ...
Edited by Randolph C. Head, University of California, Riverside and Daniel Christensen, Biola University
Interdisciplinary essays on early modern Germany that address orthodoxy and its challenges in religion, politics, and the arts. Confronting the transformation of normative canons after the Reformation, the essays investigate authority and knowledge in an era of shifting cultural foundations.
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