The negotiated Reformation: imperial cities and the politics of urban reform, 1525-1550

Utilizing evidence from numerous imperial cities, this book offers a new explanation for the spread and survival of urban reform during the sixteenth century. By analyzing the operation of regional political constellations, it reveals a common process of negotiation that shaped the Reformation in th...

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Main Author: Close, Christopher W.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Germany / Imperial free city / Reformation / History 1525-1550
Further subjects:B Imperial cities (Holy Roman Empire)
B Reformation ; Germany
B Christianity and politics ; Germany ; History ; 16th century
B Germany Politics and government 1517-1648
B Germany ; Church history ; 16th century
B Germany ; Politics and government ; 1517-1648
B Germany Church history, 16th century
B Christianity and politics (Germany) History 16th century
B Germany Church history 16th century
B Reformation Germany
B Germany Politics and government, 1517-1648
B Reformation (Germany)
B Christianity and politics Germany History, 16th century
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521760201
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Summary:Utilizing evidence from numerous imperial cities, this book offers a new explanation for the spread and survival of urban reform during the sixteenth century. By analyzing the operation of regional political constellations, it reveals a common process of negotiation that shaped the Reformation in the Holy Roman Empire. It reevaluates traditional models of reform that leave unexplored the religious implications of flexible systems of communication and support among cities. Such networks influenced urban reform in fundamental ways, affecting how Protestant preachers moved from city to city, as well as what versions of the Reformation city councils introduced. This fusion of religion and politics meant that with local variations, negotiation within a regional framework sat at the heart of urban reform. The Negotiated Reformation therefore explains not only how the Reformation spread to almost every imperial city in southern Germany, but also how it survived imperial attempts to repress religious reform.
Consultation and the urban hierarchy -- Imperial cities and collective politics -- Preachers, consultation, and the spread of urban reform in southern Germany -- The urban reformation in Donauwörth -- The urban reformation in Kaufbeuren -- Negotiation and the rural reformation in eastern Swabia -- Eastern Swabia and the Schmalkaldic War
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511642059
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511642050