The Reformation in Print: German Pamphlets and Propaganda

  title={The Reformation in Print: German Pamphlets and Propaganda},
  author={Richard Glenn Cole},
  journal={Archiv f{\"u}r Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History},
  pages={102 - 93}
  • R. G. Cole
  • Published 1975
  • History
  • Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History
Scholars toward the end of the fifteenth century enjoyed a perfected printing technology and its products, beautiful folio Bibles, dictionaries, classical and medieval works, and a variety of secular publications. The sixteenth-century pamphlet represents a marked shift in the use of the printing press, a shift most noticeable in German areas and one coinciding with Reformation. The brief, blunt, and vulgar reformation tract intended for a wide and unlearned if not confused audience became a… 
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