Martin Christ gave a working paper on ‚Burials and Graveyards in Early Modern German and Swiss Towns‘

This explorative essay is based on my first archival visits in March 2019 and focuses on urban centres of the early modern German-speaking world. It argues that the display of wealth and power during burials of high-ranking men and women influenced the urban community at large. It also shows how cemeteries displayed urban hierarchies, by illustrating who was an important member of the urban community and who was excluded.