Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany by Bridget Heal
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany
By Bridget Heal

The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany

Protestant and Catholic Piety, 1500-1648

By (author) See other recent books by Bridget Heal
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $185.00
Your Price: $166.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $18.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.33 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany by Bridget Heal

Book Description

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.

Buy Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany book by Bridget Heal from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521871037
ISBN-10: 0521871034
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 358
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany book by Bridget Heal and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Bridget Heal

Bridget Heal is Lecturer in Early Modern History and Director of the Institute for Reformation Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Bridget Heal close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close