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The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, c.1450-1700 - Early Modern History: Society and Culture (Hardback)
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The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, c.1450-1700 - Early Modern History: Society and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 223 Pages / Published: 21/10/1999
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Koslofsky examines the human encounter with death in Germany from the eve of the Reformation to the rise of Pietism. The Protestant Reformation transformed the funeral more profoundly than any other ritual of the traditional church. Luther's doctrine of salvation 'by faith alone' made the foundation of the traditional funeral, intercession for the dead in Purgatory, obsolete. By drawing on anthropological interpretations of death ritual, this study explores the changing relationships between the body, the soul, the living and the dead in the daily life of early modern Germany.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333666852
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


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"...should be essential reading for all students of the Reformation." - Gary K. Waite, Canadian Journal of History

Craig M. Koslofsky's book is an important contribution to the social history of the reformation. American Historical Review

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