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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. Mennonite Quarterly Review 5 , p. 84. ISSN 0025-9373.

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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 do they fit into our remembered narratives of religious change? And what does memory from the margins tells us? This essay argues that considering memories and anniversaries among 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): Reformation, Mennonites, memory
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Katherine Hill
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 10:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55


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