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Lithograph, 1830, depicts a small crowd gathered to watch Martin Luther burn the papal bull Exsurge Domine from Leo X (condemning Luther's ideas and threatening him with excommunication) and the canon law in front of a church in Wittenberg.

Lithograph, 1830, depicts the event of 1520, as a small crowd gathered to watch Martin Luther burn the papal bull Exsurge Domine from Leo X in front of a church in Wittenberg. Image courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

Episode 8: Sarah Ludin discusses the socio-legal history of the Early Reformation in Germany

Published November 18, 2020

In episode 8 of the podcast Sarah Ludin discusses her developing book manuscript focused on the socio-legal history of the Early Reformation in Germany, which relies on close readings of 1521-1555 C.E. case files in the Holy Roman Empire to understand the historiography of secularism and the definition and significance of religion as a modern secular legal category.

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Constitutional Law, European Cultural Studies, Law and Society, Legal History, Legal Research

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Sarah Ludin, Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, 2019-2021, The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, School of Law, University at Buffalo

RESEARCH FOCUS: LAW AND RELIGION, SECULARITY AND SECULARISM, LEGAL PHENOMENOLOGY AND DIFFERENCE, AND LAW AND LANGUAGE
Sarah Ludin.

Sarah Ludin

Sarah Ludin earned her PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She is a socio-legal historian of the early modern German-speaking lands, with a special interest in law and religion, secularity and secularism, legal phenomenology and difference, and law and language.

Image courtesy of author, who states: "The photo is from a document in an archive I visited. The citation is: Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart C3 Bü 193, Quadrangel 4, 1532.".

Image courtesy of author, who states: "The photo is from a document in an archive I visited. The citation is: Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart C3 Bü 193, Quadrangel 4, 1532."

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