Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation

Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation
Language English
ISBN13: 9780226543925
Author: Keith Moxey
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN10: 0226543927
Pages: 180
Published: April 1st 2004 by University Of Chicago Press
Genre: Uncategorized

In Peasants, Warriors, and Wives, Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not satisfy received notions of "art," they neverthe constitute an important dimension of the visual culture of the period.

Far from being manifestations of universal public opinion, as a cursory acquaintance with their subject matter might suggest, such prints were the means by which the reformed attitudes of the middle and upper classes were disseminated to a broad popular audience.