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  • The religious conscience of the inhabitants of Nördlingen in the Late Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Time. Studies on the history of mentality of an imperial city (Reichsstadt).

The religious conscience of the inhabitants of Nördlingen in the Late Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Time. Studies on the history of mentality of an imperial city (Reichsstadt).



The religious conscience of the inhabitants of Nördlingen in the Late Middle Ages and in the Early Modern Time. Studies on the history of mentality of an imperial city (Reichsstadt).

At the “Reichstag” of Speyer in 1529 the city of Nördlingen, also known for its historical centre, represented the protestants, so designated for the first time. The city had adopted the new confession shortly before. This dissertation aims to add the aspect of the history of mentality to the already existing research on the historic developments before and after the Reformation. In this context, thought structures of the people of Nördlingen of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time will be shown and their thoughts, emotions and opinions explained. The effects on the development of the city will be demonstrated by the manner in which its inhabitants deal with phenomena of nature, fear, joy, sexuality, love and religion. A further emphasis will be placed on the attitude of broad classes of population towards historic events.

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