Remembering the Reformation

Brian Cummings, Alexandra Walsham, Karis Riley, Ceri Law

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This stimulating volume explores how the memory of the Reformation has been remembered, forgotten, contested, and reinvented between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries.

Remembering the Reformation traces how a complex, protracted, and unpredictable process came to be perceived, recorded, and commemorated as a transformative event. Exploring both local and global patterns of memory, the contributors examine the ways in which the Reformation embedded itself in the historical imagination and analyse the enduring, unstable, and divided legacies that it engendered. The book also underlines how modern scholarship is indebted to processes of memory-making initiated in the early modern period and challenges the conventional models of periodisation that the Reformation itself helped to create. This collection of essays offers an expansive examination and theoretically engaged discussion of concepts and practices of memory and Reformation.

This volume is ideal for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying the Reformation, Early Modern Religious History, Early Modern European History, and Early Modern Literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages308
ISBN (Electronic)9780429054846
ISBN (Print)9780367150754, 9780367150761
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameRemembering the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

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