Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany

TitleReordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHarrington, Joel F.
Number of Pages336
PublisherCambridge University Press

This book examines the impact of the Protestant Reformation on both the ideal and practice of marriage in sixteenth-century Germany. Unlike previous specialized and esoteric monographs, this study synthesizes the author's extensive archival work with a broad array of scholarly research in legal, theological, and, especially, social history. His most important conclusion is the minimal impact of Protestant marriage reforms, and the striking similarity in this respect to concurrent Catholic measures, particularly in the actual formation and preservation of marriages.

Original Publication1995
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