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Michael G. Baylor
History Department, Lehigh University
|Interests:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
European History / Studies
German History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Michael G. Baylor hails from the mystical Midwest. He was born in Iowa and grew up in Illinois, where he received his B.A. from Knox College. He did his graduate work at Stanford University and has taught at Reed College, the University of Texas at Austin and, since 1976, at Lehigh University. He teaches European history and his research focuses on early modern Germany. He is the author of Action and Person: Ideas of Conscience in Late Scholasticism and the Young Luther and has translated and edited The Radical Reformation and Basic Writings of Thomas Müntzer. A book on the German Reformation and the Peasants’ War is in press.
He is especially interested in the political and social significance of religious beliefs and practices, a topic not without relevance to the troubles of the twenty-first century.