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Reformation, Politics & Rebellion in Sixteenth-Century Germany (HI242)

Year II 30 CATS Option (running in 2024-25)


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.



Module Convenor

Professor Beat Kümin


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