Volume 145

Roland Bernhard, Felix Hinz, Robert Maier (eds): Luther und die Reformation in internationalen Geschichtskulturen. Perspektiven für den Geschichtsunterricht

Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2017. 406 p. ISBN 978-3-8471-0752-1, 50,00 €.

What do school textbooks say about the Reformation? How do they interpret the work of Martin Luther? How do they portray the role of the Catholic Church and how do museums, novels and other manifestations of its historical culture deal with the topic? This book reflects the answers to these questions in light of history-didactic discourse. It also shows how formerly socialist countries rediscovered the subject after 1989/1991 and, with two Asian points of view, notes the global dimension of the reception of this topic, which was formerly viewed from a predominantly Western perspective. In this sense, this volume plays its part in enriching history lessons from multiple perspectives.

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