From the Communal Reformation to the Revolution of the Common Man
* Book: Peter Blickle, From the Communal Reformation to the Revolution of the Common Man. Brill, (Leiden [etc.], 1998)
" brings together important studies related to a coherent interpretation of the Reformation and the Peasants War of 1525 as a mass movement, rooted in the structures of the communities of towns and villages. "
"In Blickle’s view (p. 12) Kommunalismus expresses ‘‘the mutual dependency of independent labor organizations of burghers and peasants on the one hand, and communes with state functions on the other (the commune imposed itself as a horizontal principle within the sociopolitical system from the thirteenth century). These two complementary factors challenged and altered the wider political regime by means of representation and resistance, establishing ‘communalism’ as a fundamental organizational principle between medieval and modern times.’’ (https://www.ris.uu.nl/ws/files/20096187/_PUB_SilentRevolution_IRSH_53_Suppl.pdf)