Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Hoyer


It is not the purpose of this monograph to refute directly the contentions of historians. Nor will an attempt be made to prove that Luther's part in the Peasants' war of 1524 was nil, that there was absolutely no connection between the religious reformer and the social revolution. The object of the following chapters is, rather, to place before the reader the development and the causes of peasant reaction to feudal serfdom and oppression as this reaction takes place successively in the major countries of Medieval Europe. Beginning with the revolt of the French Jacquerie in 1358 and ending with that long list or uprisings and attempted rebellions by the peasants in Germany which were repeated over and over again for a whole century preceding the Peasants’ Revolt of 1524, an attempt shall be made to bring out the leading factors and the essential causes of the principal revolts of this period of history.

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