Town, Country, and Regions in Reformation Germany

Synopsis

This collection of essays covers relations between town and country, regional economic systems, and historical regional studies in late medieval and early modern Germany, in particular how these bear upon social and religious change in the age of the Reformation. Starting from case-studies of South-West Germany, Switzerland and Alsace, the essays broaden out to consider the formation of economic landscapes, the development of urban territories, and the survival of forms of serfdom throughout Germany as a whole. While issues of economic and social structure take pride of place, they are accompanied by analysis of regional mentalities and cultural identities as well.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Thomas A. Brady Jr
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2005