The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany Paperback

Protestant and Catholic Piety, 1500-1648

by Bridget Heal;


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The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany

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What happened to the fervent Marian piety of the late Middle Ages during Germany's Reformation and Counter-Reformation? It has been widely assumed that Mary disappeared from Protestant devotional life and subsequently became a figurehead for the Catholic Church's campaign of religious reconquest. This book presents a more finely nuanced account of the Virgin's significance. In many Lutheran territories Marian liturgy and images - from magnificent altarpieces to simple paintings and prints - survived, though their meaning was transformed. In Catholic areas baroque art and piety flourished, but the militant Virgin associated with the Counter-Reformation did not always dominate religious devotion. Traditional manifestations of Marian veneration persisted, despite the post-Tridentine Church's attempts to dictate a uniform style of religious life. This book demonstrates that local context played a key role in shaping Marian piety, and explores the significance of this diversity of Marian practice for women's and men's experiences of religious change.

The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany by Bridget Heal was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014. The ISBN for The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany is 9781107449947.

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Page last updated 23rd June 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2014)
Weight480g
Number of Pages358
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107449947
ISBN-101107449944
Product Code4300210
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