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Performing the ReformationReligious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg$
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Barry Stephenson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732753

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.001.0001

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Sociability, Conviviality

Sociability, Conviviality

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Performing the Reformation

Barry Stephenson

Oxford University Press

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

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