For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation

For the Sake of Simple Folk Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation R W Scribner s pioneering work analyzes the forms of popular propaganda aimed at the illiterate and semi literate during the German Reformation and reproduces many of the prints which still survive in

  • Title: For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation
  • Author: Robert W. Scribner
  • ISBN: 9780198203261
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation

    R.W Scribner s pioneering work analyzes the forms of popular propaganda aimed at the illiterate and semi literate during the German Reformation and reproduces many of the prints which still survive in Germany A new Introduction and an additional chapter in this edition advance original interpretations of these illustrations, revealing how visual propaganda both exploitedR.W Scribner s pioneering work analyzes the forms of popular propaganda aimed at the illiterate and semi literate during the German Reformation and reproduces many of the prints which still survive in Germany A new Introduction and an additional chapter in this edition advance original interpretations of these illustrations, revealing how visual propaganda both exploited and participated in popular belief and the coarser aspects of popular culture.

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    One thought on “For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Reformation

    1. Bruce

      An academic study of the function of visual propaganda in the Reformation. Much of this visual rhetoric was shockingly harsh, an indication of the high-stakes battle to win the hearts and minds of the illiterate German peasants and tradesmen to the Protestant viewpoint. The author in places delves into a discussion of semiotics that I found hard to follow. Main takeaway -- the Protestants, followers of Martin Luther, were a lot better at propaganda than the Catholics. Their control of the narrat [...]

    2. Nisha Panchal

      A study of the propaganda used to articulate, fuel, and legitimize the German Reformation. A fascinating dissection of the meaning of every single word, image, image placement, shadow, etc and their role in the rise of Luther. An interesting study of emergent literacy and the use of pre-existing "codes" to change minds, and a precursor to advertising in present day. Especially illuminating were the woodcuts detailing the devil pooping in various religious figure's mouths, and the discussion arou [...]

    3. Kaufmak

      Along with the Edwards book on print and propaganda, this book makes for an excellent companion piece, examining the visual images of the same time period. While literacy was on the rise in late medieval/early modern Europe, it was still relatively low. Scribner demonstrates how the visual representations of Luther v. the church and more specifically the pope helped to sway and keep the greater population sympathetic to Luther and his cause. Also, like Edwards, Scribner illustrates how slow the [...]

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