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The Reformation and Rural Society: The Parishes of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach, 1528 1603

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This book examines the relationship between the Reformation movement of the sixteenth century and the rural population of Germany. Over ninety per cent of the population lived in the countryside, and yet to date they have received scant attention.. The experience of the Reformation by the average villager is described, and an attempt is made to understand the villagers in ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published June 17th 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 14th 1995)
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Warren Bittner
A good micro-history showing that the Germany's peasants did not react to the Reformation with the same ardor displayed their political and religious leaders. Instead they clung tightfistedly to the superstitions and folk religion of their past.
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