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The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Lyndal Roper


This is a fascinating study of the impact of the Reformation idea of ‘civic righteousness’ on the position of women in Augsburg. The author argues that its development, both as a religious credo and as a social movement, must be understood in terms of gender. Until now the effects of the Reformation on women have been regarded as largely beneficial: this book argues that such a view of the Reformation's legacy is a profound misreading, and that the status of women was, in fact, worsened. This book is the first scholarly account of how the Reformation affected half of society. It greatly advanc ... More

Keywords: civic righteousness, gender, Reformation, feminist history, European society, religious credo, social movement, Augsburg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202806
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lyndal Roper, author
University of London