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    Memories from the margins? Anniversaries, Anabaptists and rethinking Reformations

    Hill, Katherine (2019) Memories from the margins? Anniversaries, Anabaptists and rethinking Reformations. Palgrave Communications 5 , p. 84. ISSN 2055-1045.

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    With the recent 500-year jubilee of the Lutheran Reformation, Reformation anniversaries have become big business and the subject of much scholarly debate. This paper considers the question of anniversaries in relation to supposedly marginal religious groups in the era of the Reformation. What do they choose to commemorate? How did they fit into our remember narratives of religious change? And what does memory from the margins tells us? The paper argues that considering memories and anniversaries amongst these communities allows us to reassess our categories of mainstream and marginal in relation to religious change in the early modern world and beyond, and to reconsider some of our narratives about the legacies of religious change.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): History, memory, anniversaries, reformation, Mennonites, religion, global, Lutheran, diaspora, radicalism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Katherine Hill
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 15:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:52


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