Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 40
The editor’s introduction and the eighteen essays in this book seek to correct, avoid, or overcome certain trammels and aporias in previous research on early modern German culture. The language of boundary work enters into the authors’ critical vocabulary with varying degrees of explicitness. This book’s challenge to historical norms comes from a strong commitment to investigate questions in terms of the Sinnkonstruktion particular to early modern German cultural forms.
All of the contributions deal with issues that have never been addressed before or discuss new aspects of old problems…. At present there is no work in German in which the problems of early modern Germany are being discussed.
—Hartmut Lehmann, Church History
Introduction: Interdisciplinarity, Boundary Work, and Early Modern German Studies
Public Law and Patriotism in the Holy Roman Empire
The “Universal” and the “Local” in Episcopal Visitations
Edmund M. Kern
Clericalism and Communalism in German Catholicism
Marc R. Forster
Terms of Loyalty: Factional Politics in a Single German Village (Nöggenschwihl, 1725–1745)
David Martin Luebke
Blurring Genre Boundaries: Judas and His Role in Early Modern German Drama
Paul F. Casey
Architecture and Rhetoric in the Work of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
The Jesuit Church of St. Michael’s in Munich: The Story of an Angel with a Mission
Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Constructing the Boundaries of Community: Nationalism, Protestantism, and Economics in a Sixteenth-Century Broadsheet
Pia F. Cuneo
Der Kaiser als Künstler: Ferdinand III and the Politicization of Sacred Music at the Hapsburg Court
What Did Burckhardt’s Renaissance Sound Like?
Germany’s Blind Renaissance
Christopher S. Wood
The “Other” in the Age of the Reformation: Reflections on Social Control and Deviance in the Sixteenth Century
Hans J. Hillerbrand
“With a morsel of bread”: Delineating Differences in the Jewish and Christian Communities of Regensburg before the Pogrom of 1519
Kristin E. S. Zapalac
Unification and the Chemistry of the Reformation
Anabaptist Women—Radical Women?
The Regulation of Hebrew Printing in Germany, 1555–1630: Confessional Politics and the Limits of Jewish Toleration
Stephen G. Burnett
The Executioner’s Healing Touch: Health and Honor in Early Modern German Medical Practice
Sovereignty and Heresy