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Germany in the Age of the Reformation (HI242)

Year II Option


Barthel Beham, 'Christ in the Sheep Shed' (1524)

The Reformation triggered the single most significant set of transformations in early modern Europe.
Religion and confessional allegiance shaped the social, economic and political culture of the Continent
for centuries to come. The protagonist of the German Reformation, Martin Luther, is universally
recognised as one of the outstanding historical figures of all times. This module asks why.

Video Introduction




Professor Beat Kümin


Aims, organization & assessment
Programme & review guidelines
Seminar materials
'Luther' & 'Schütz' group platforms


Printed & digital readings
Forum for posts (rules)


'The seminar tutor was incredibly engaging' & showed 'unrivalled enthusiasm'; 'feedback & support for the essays was excellent'; overall, the module 'was very enjoyable'; 'I love it!'
(Excerpts from student feedback)