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Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Barry Stephenson

Abstract

Over the past few decades, heritage tourism, pilgrimage routes, and public festivity have emerged as important resources shaping identities and channeling cultural flows in our global world. This field-based study of contemporary Luther and Reformation festivals and Protestant pilgrimage in Wittenberg, Germany, places the reader on the ground in Wittenberg’s festival and tourism scene. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wittenberg, city of Martin Luther, each year plays host to two large-scale, public Luther festivals and is also a destination of tourists and pilgrims in search of heritage, authent ... More

Keywords: Luther, ritual, performance, festivity, pilgrimage, heritage, Wittenberg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732753
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Stephenson, author
Wilfrid Laurier University

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