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Author: Susan C Karant-Nunn; Merry E Wiesner
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: European history after 1450.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Martin Luther contributed extensively to the sixteenth-century "debate about women" with his writings on women and related subjects such as marriage, the family, and sexuality. In this volume, Susan Karant-Nunn and Merry Wiesner-Hanks bring together a vast selection of these works, translating many into English for the first time. They include sermons, lectures, pamphlets polemic writings, letters, and some  Read more...
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Title: Luther on women : a sourcebook /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Karant-Nunn; Merry E Wiesner
ISBN: 0521650917; 9780521650915; 0521658845; 9780521658843
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-241) and index.
Content: Introduction -- Eve and the nature of women -- Mary -- Biblical women other than Eve and Mary -- Marriage and the family -- Sexuality -- Childbirth -- Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife -- Luther and other contemporary women -- Witchcraft and magic.
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction -- Eve and the nature of women -- Mary -- Biblical women other than Eve and Mary -- Marriage and the family -- Sexuality -- Childbirth -- Katharina von Bora, Luther's wife -- Luther and other contemporary women -- Witchcraft and magic.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Susan C. Karant-Nunn and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks.
Genre/Form: Quelle.
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Language Note: English text translated from German. Added punctuation and occasionally repeated words, or paraphrasing to allow Luther's points to emerge clearly.
Year: 2003.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2002031241; National Library: 971938202
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: BR333.3; Dewey No.: 261.8/344/092
Series: European history after 1450; Variation: European history after 1450.
OCLC No.: 50403885

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"Martin Luther contributed extensively to the sixteenth-century "debate about women" with his writings on women and related subjects such as marriage, the family, and sexuality. In this volume, Susan Karant-Nunn and Merry Wiesner-Hanks bring together a vast selection of these works, translating many into English for the first time. They include sermons, lectures, pamphlets polemic writings, letters, and some informal "table talk" recorded by his followers. The book is arranged into chapters on Biblical women, marriage, sexuality, childbirth, and witchcraft, as well as on Luther's relations with his wife and other contemporary women. The editors, both internationally known scholars of the Reformation and women, provide a general introduction to each chapter, and Luther's own colourful words fuel both sides of the debate about whether the Protestant Reformation was beneficial or detrimental to women. This collection will make a wide range of Luther's works accessible to English-speaking scholars, students, and general readers."--Jacket.
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