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General e-resources

The UL maintains a Talis Aspire reading list for this module

1. Key online resources, with materials for almost all lectures and seminars:

Source Collection:

German History in Documents and ImagesLink opens in a new window: Sources, Maps and Comments on Politics, Religion and Society between Reformation and Thirty Years War (provided by the German Historical Institute at Washington)

Historical Assocation Podcast Series:

'The ReformationLink opens in a new window' (2010), featuring talks by Henry Cohn, Beat Kümin, Peter Marshall and Penny Roberts.
[Warwick students can sign in (top right) with the username '12413' and the password 'warwickstudent123']


Late medieval bibliography

Jamie Page & Les Scales, 'Later Medieval Germany 1250-1520: Bibliography of Works in EnglishLink opens in a new window'

Massolit video lecture

Sample clip on 'The Causes of the German ReformationLink opens in a new window'

TLTP Tutorials:

C. S. Dixon and M. Greengrass, 'The Protestant Reformation: Religious Change and the People of Sixteenth-Century Europe' (1997) [NB: for copyright reasons, online users have access to core text but not the supporting resources]

[H. J. Cohn, 'The Radical Reformation' (1999) and H. J. Cohn, 'The Impact of the Reformation on Women in Germany' (1999) are currently offline]


2. General e-materials accessible through Warwick University Library:

E-books and e-documents (includes e-text collections like Gutenberg e-books project, History e-books, NetLibrary and e-documents collections like Defining Gender 1450-1910; Medieval Sources Online etc)

E-journals accessible through Warwick UL (includes JStor, Cambridge Journals online etc)

3. Websites with Reformation- and Holy Roman Empire-related information

The Annotated Luther: Fortress press homepage for a 6-volume series of new editions and commentaries on key works of Luther (with images, introductions and excerpts)

Bavarian Studies in History and Culture: online platform for translated articles and original scholarship relating to all periods; with bibliography of works in English

Beggars All: Reformation & Apologetics: specializes in locating 'obscure Luther quotes' and provides links to online editions of his works

Cambridge New Habsburg Studies NetworkLink opens in a new window: aiming to promote comparative social and cultural approaches to Central and Eastern Europe

Early European Books OnlineLink opens in a new window: full text of early modern holdings of the Royal Library, Copenhagen (with many Reformation works)

EGO - European History OnlineLink opens in a new window: a portal of research articles and multimedia resources dedicated to European history (co-ordinated by the Institute for European History, Mainz/Germany)

The Electronic Capito Project: life, letters and works of the Alsatian reformer Wolfgang Faber Capito (d. 1541)

Euro Docs: Reformation sources

Gale Databases: includes online access to J. Dewald (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Early Modern World (2004)

Glossary of Religious Terms: from the 'European World' module webpage

Gothic Germany 1250-1500: Bibliography of works on the late Middle Ages

H-German: forum for historians of Germany

Internet Modern History: Sourcebook

Iter: Gateway to Middle Ages and Renaissance

Luther Memorials Foundation: Museums and collections

Melanchthon: Information on the Wittenberg theologian and Luther contemporary Philipp Melanchthon

My-Parish.orgLink opens in a new window: online platform of the Warwick Network for Parish Research, offering access to primary, secondary and digital resources; postings on current projects; workshops and research databases relating to parish life across Europe

NetLibrary: e-book collection

Polonsky Foundation Digitization ProjectLink opens in a new window: provides online access to incunabula (early printed books to 1500) from the Bodleian and Vatican libraries (including e.g. the 1455 Gutenberg BibleLink opens in a new window held at Oxford)

Post-Reformation Digital LibraryLink opens in a new window: vast collection of primary resources/e-books relating to the development of theology (ca. 16th-18th c.)

Project WittenbergLink opens in a new window: works by 16thC reformers

Protestant Reformation: e-sources compiled by the 'Internet Archive of Texts and Documents'

Protestant Reformers: images available on the Alamy picture database

The ReformationLink opens in a new window: videos and other resources produced by the History Channel.

Regesta imperii: medieval imperial charters

ReformationsportalLink opens in a new window: web portal with articles on theological, political, social and communication approaches; glossary; timeline; primary sources etc compiled at the University of Graz (Austria; in German)

Religious Change, 1450-1700Link opens in a new window: web platform of the Newberry Library at Chicago, exploring 'how religion and print challenged authority, upended society, and made the medieval world modern'; offers access to broadsheets, manuscript transcriptions, a gallery exhibition and project blog

Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire

Virtual Library History: e-resources on German history

Warwick German Studies Web: e-resources for German studies



H. Junghans (ed.), Martin Luther: Exploring his Life and Times 1483-1546 (1999) [UL CD ROM]Link opens in a new window

Luther - The Movie (2003) [UL DVDLink opens in a new window, directed by Eric Till, with Joseph Fiennes, Sir Peter Ustinov etc; full movie]

ReformationLink opens in a new window - 2-part drama shown on BBC Four in October 2017


.... or watch a brief animated documentation on 'The Rebel MonkLink opens in a new window' (produced by Max Monch, Alexander Lahr and Philipp Seefeldt for the New York Times)

.... and, finally, for some light relief, get insulted by Luther Link opens in a new windowhimself!



More e-resources appear on individual seminar pages



Door of Wittenberg's Castle Church, where Luther allegedly posted his 95 theses in 1517 [Photo: Gertrud Kanu; source]