Monday, April 18, 2011

Question 602 f: A Tattle of Wit.

No Xs and Ys.
Just tell me what this little legend's about.
I think we'll be going too far to term this as a controversy, bt anyway, here goes.




The story of the posting on the door has settled as one of the pillars of history, but its foundations in truth are minimal. _____ on doors is unparalleled in history. Even further, ________ is known as strongly law abiding, and to publish his thoughts and direction in such a way would be strongly against his character. The great man has never mentioned anything in this direction in his writings, and the only contemporary account of the publishing is the account of Agricola, written in Latin. In this account, Agricola states that______ presents ‘------- in the year of 1517 according to the customs of University of_________ as part of a scientific discussion. The presentation was done in a modest and respectful way, preventing to mock or insult anybody”. There is no mention of nailing  to a door, nor does any other source report this. In reality, -------- presented a hand-written copy, accompanied with honourable comments to the archbishop Albrecht of Mainz and Magdenburg, responsible for the practice of the ______, and to the bishop of _________, the superior of --==--. It wasn’t until January 1518 that friends of his translated the ---------- from Latin into German, printed, and widely copied, making the controversy one of the first in history to be aided by the printing press. Within two weeks, copies had spread  throughout Europe.  His writings circulated widely, reaching France, England, and Italy as early as 1519.

2 comments:

Pi.R.Square said...

MArtin Luther's 95 thesis

Sukanto said...

Martin Luther