© 1996

Popular Religion in Germany and Central Europe, 1400–1800

  • Editors
  • Bob Scribner
  • Trevor Johnson

Part of the Themes in Focus book series (TIF)

About this book


Studies in the field of popular religion have for some time been among the most innovative in social and cultural history, but until now there have been few publications providing any adequate overview for Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. This volume presents the results of recent research by younger scholars working on major aspects of this subject. The nine essays range over nearly four centuries of German history, encompassing late-medieval female piety, propaganda for radical Hussite dissent, attitudes towards the Jews, legitimation for the witchcraze on the eve of the Reformation, attempts to implement Protestant reform in German villages, Reformation attacks on popular magic and female culture, problems of defining the Reformation in small German towns, Protestant popular prophecy and formation of confessional identity, and the missionising strategies of the Counter-Reformation.


cultural history empire Europe Germany history Jesus Martin Luther reform reformation seventeenth century

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Popular Religion in Germany and Central Europe, 1400–1800
  • Editors Trevor Johnson
    R.W. Scribner
  • Series Title Themes in Focus
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-61456-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-61457-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24836-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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