Thursday, July 06, 2017

Mapping the Reformation

500 years ago Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to a chapel door in Wittenberg. An act that would lead to the Reformation and that would change the world forever. Here I Stand is a website exploring the life and work of Martin Luther, the birth of the Reformation and its lasting effect on the world.

Here I Stand includes a number of interactive and static maps which are used to explore the spread of the Reformation and to help illustrate the world in which Martin Luther lived. These maps include a 3d map of Sixteenth Century Wittenberg, where Martin Luther lived and worked. Although a static map it does include labels (turn them on using the 'discover more' button) which show important locations in the town.

Here I Stand also features a number of interactive maps.  These include a map of the Holy Roman Empire showing locations with a Martin Luther connection. Another interactive map shows how the reformation quickly spread through towns and cities in the Holy Roman Empire during the first half of the Sixteenth Century. The Reformation Movement map includes buttons which allow you to filter the cities shown by the date that they introduced the reformation.

Protestantism has played a huge role in the history of the United States of America. It still plays a huge role in American life. Another map shows the largest Protestant groups in each county in the USA in 2010.

If you like the maps featured on Here I Stand you can print them out as PDF map posters.

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