Volume 35

The Reformation in the Southeast Baltic Region

Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis, Vol. XXXV

Editor: Arūnas Baublys in cooperation with Vasilijus Safronovas

Klaipėda, 2017


Martin Luther’s call to improve the Church in the 16th century, and the later activities of advocates of reform, had fundamental implications on religious, cultural, social and political aspects of life in northern, central, and western parts of Europe. Five hundred years after the beginning of the Reformation, this volume of Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis encourages us to reflect on the resonance and influence of the movement in the southeast part of the Baltic Sea region. Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and German researchers, historians of the arts, culture, literature and the Church, as well as one archaeologist of the Reformation, are brought together in this book to show the process of the Reformation. The authors explain what influence the Reformation had and how it manifested itself in the material culture, they examine aspects of Church history in the Reformation period, and they deal with its long-term effects, which lasted into the 17th and 18th centuries.


Editor’s Note

Arūnas BAUBLYS
Introduction

1. The Process

Friedrich JOHANNSEN, Jens RIECHMANN
Vom katholischen Deutschordensgebiet zum protestantischen Herzogtum Preußen
EN title: From the Catholic Domains of the Teutonic Order to the Protestant Duchy of Prussia

Ulrich SCHOENBORN
Kurland im Horizont der Reformation: Resonanz – Korrelation – Interaktion
EN title: Courland in the Light of the Reformation: Responses, Correlations and Interactions

2. The Material Culture

Kristi VIIDING
Der erste Veränderungsversuch der mittelalterlichen memorialen Begräbniskultur und die Geburt der humanistischen Gelegenheitsdichtung auf der Schwelle der Reformation in Livland
EN title: The First Attempt to Change the Medieval Sepulchral Culture and the Birth of Humanist Occasional Poetry in Livonia before the Reformation

Raimonda NABAŽAITĖ
Religinių ženklų (ne)dermė XVII amžiaus krosnies puošyboje: Klaipėdos priemiesčio atvejis
EN title: Contradictory Religious Signs on a 17th-Century Stove: A Case Study from a Suburb of Memel (Klaipėda)

Ojārs SPĀRĪTIS
Zeugnisse der Epoche der Konfessionalisierung in Kunstwerken Livlands
EN title: Manifestations of the Period of Confessionalisation in Works of Art from Livonia

3. The Background to the Period

S.C. ROWELL
Fr Mažvydas, Žemaitija and the Gniezno Consistory Court of Appeal, 1525–1539

Darius PETKŪNAS
The Sources of the 1545 Old Prussian Language Catechisms

4. The Sustained Effects

Hartmut RUDOLPH
Daniel Ernst Jablonskis Wirken im Geist der Reformation, des Humanismus und der Frühaufklärung
EN title: Daniel Ernst Jablonski and his Activities in the Spirit of Humanism, the Reformation, and the Early Enlightenment

Žavinta SIBABRAITĖ
Prūsijos valdžios aktų vertimo į lietuvių kalbą bylos atodangos: vienos polemikos istorija
EN title: On a Dispute over the Translation of Prussian Government Decrees Published in Lithuanian in the Late-18th Century

Book reviews

Marius ŠČAVINSKAS
The Second Crusade. Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom (Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East. Vol. 2). Ed. by Jason T. ROCHE, Janus Møller JENSEN. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. – 338 p. ISBN 978-2-503-52327-9 (print); ISBN 978-2-503-54320-8 (online)