The Common People in the German Reformation

  title={The Common People in the German Reformation},
  author={Tom Scott},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={183 - 192}
  • T. Scott
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
For nearly thirty years the social history of the Reformation in Germany has focused principally upon towns, a preoccupation summed up in A. G. Dickens's famous phrase that the Reformation was 'an urban event'. In the latest edition of his classic essay Reichsstadt und Reformation the adit to this rich seam of research Bernd Moeller reviews in a lengthy afterword the changing directions of scholarship, but sees his original interpretation essentially vindicated. At its heart lies the view that… 
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