Sociability, Conviviality

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199732753
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777310 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Ritual Studies Series

Sociability, Conviviality

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Wittenberg’s Luther festivals are important tools in dealing with economic, social, and cultural problems in the era of a reunified Germany. This chapter examines the civic dimensions of Luther festivity, arguing that the festivals have played a role in revitalizing the public sphere in Wittenberg.

Keywords: Luther; sociability; conviviality; Wende; public sphere; parades; cultural memory; locality

Chapter.  9509 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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