My thesis presents the findings of a study of 16th century book bindings and their imagery which adapt not only Lutheran art and portraits of reformers but of Mary. Researchers generally agree that Lutheran images represent the endorsement of the Reformation of the first book owner. Yet, the outcome of this study shows that Lutheran art on bindings served an educational purpose teaching believers in the new faith. Furthermore, portraits of the Virgin Mary correspond to central ideas of Lutheran doctrine while portraits of reformers represent a memory culture and provide evidence of the formation of a new religious identity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Educational bookbindings. The Historical Library of Quedlinburg and its collection of Lutheran 16th century bookbindings|
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||1 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|