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Early Modern History: Society and Culture

The Reformation of the Dead

Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, c.1450-1700

Authors: Koslofsky, C.

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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.

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Craig M. Koslofsky is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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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


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Reformation of the Dead
Book Subtitle
Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, c.1450-1700
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28637-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230286375
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22910-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-66685-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 223
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