Dresden under Moritz (1541–53) and August (1553–86) of Saxony: notions of privacy at the interface of realm and household
Moulding of privacy according to Lutheran ideals. Foci: Dresden’s development as the Lutheran Elector of Saxony’s seat, supported by representational buildings, defence works and the univ.s of Wittenberg and Leipzig; Lutheran fronts against Catholics and Calvinists; witchcraft trials; Duke August’s taxation of his subjects and instructions for his Geheimerat (1574); the Electoral couple as domestic models; the ideal Lutheran home according to sermons; court preacher Selnecker’s commentary to the Psalter (1563).
Research on privacy will add decisive new insights to research into, e.g., Dresden’s court and castle, social tissue and political-theological climate; see, e.g., legal rights, sexual discipline, military status, charities, architecture and religious instruction, see, e.g.,
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