Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 4
This volume is dedicated to Harold J. Grimm, the author of one of the most heavily used textbooks of the Reformation. The two editors and all the contributors are students of Grimm. The essays contained within the book reflect the diversity of social history, and it is that aspect of the book that is important. It is not a history of theological controversy but a book of social history. There is, for example, a discussion of the working poor, the role of music in Lutheranism, the place of women and marriage in the magisterial Reformation, and the importance of wood-cuts as tools for propaganda.