Early Books Lecture – 'Pamphlets and Propaganda: The Lutheran Reformation in Print'
Presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, director division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Regents' Professor of History, and Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History
Karant-Nunn and Lotz-Heumann will speak on two pamphlets which were recently acquired by Special Collections as a gift in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Karant-Nunn will discuss the background and the importance of Martin Luther's 1524 pamphlet, "An die Radherrn aller stedte deutsches lands : das sie Christliche schulen auffrichten vnd hallten sollen" ("Advice To the City Councillors of All German Cities, That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools"). Lotz-Heumann will explore the content and context of the 1523 pamphlet "Antwort de Murnar vff seine frag / Ob der künig vo Engellant ein lügner sey, oder der götlich doctor Martinus Luter" ("Response to Murner whether the King of England or the Godly Doctor Martin Luther is a Liar").
Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XIV, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 14th year of the lecture series, professors will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts.
The Early Books Lecture Series is free and open to the public.