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The Reformation world /
edited by Andrew Pettegree.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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xvi, 576 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0415163579 (hardcover)
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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0415163579 (hardcover)
catalogue key
4100292
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-09-01:
This volume enhances the already solid reputation achieved by the numerous publications flowing from the work of the St. Andrews Reformation Studies Institute directed by Andrew Pettegree. Its 30 chapters, authored by a stellar cast of scholars, are collected into five parts: "The Church before the Reformation," "Luther and Germany," "The Reformation outside Germany," "Calvinism and the Second Reformation," and "The Reformation and Society." An introduction highlights the marked changes in Reformation studies within the past generation, arising from intense archival studies and the expansion of studies beyond Western Europe, the theologies of the Reformers, and the histories of their churches. These newer perspectives are exemplified by such chapters as "Books, Pamphlets and Polemic," "Eastern Europe," "Scandinavia," "Reformation Society, Women and the Family," "Architecture," "Science and Medicine," and "The Reformation and Popular Culture." Each chapter concludes with a page of suggested further readings. There are also a few maps, 73 illustrations, and a useful index. Two typos are worth noting: Luther's excommunication was in 1521, not 1518; Cranach's birth year was 1472, not 1572. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and researchers. C. Lindberg; Boston University
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'Contender for classic status ... this is a superb volume, overseen with masterly control by its editor ... real experts summarise their knowledge in a uniformly readable and authoratative fashion, and the prose is enriched by a mass of excellent and intelligent illustrations.' - History Today
'Contender for classic status ... this is a superb volume, overseen with masterly control by its editor ... Real experts summarise their knowledge in a uniformly readable and authoratative fashion, and the prose is enriched by a mass of excellent and intelligent illustrations.' History Today
'Contender for classic status ... this is a superb volume, overseen with masterly control by its editor ... Real experts summarise their knowledge in a uniformly readable and authoratative fashion, and the prose is enriched by a mass of excellent and intelligent illustrations.'& “ History Today
'The Reformation World is at once a fascinating and reliable guide for the study of the central event in sixteenth century European history ... Above all, this volume recaptures the virtues of narrative history which makes its pages a joy to read.' - Heiko A. Oberman, The University of Arizona 'The Reformation World is distinguished by its skillful incorporation of recent archival research and by the fresh perspectives from which many of its authors write. Altogether this lavishly illustrated book constitutes an authoritative introduction to an important phenomenon.' - Robert M. Kingdon, University of Wisconsin at Madison
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This beautifully illustrated book is the most ambitious one-volume survey of the Reformation yet attempted. A timely and much-needed account, it looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers new historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically. The strength of The Reformation World is its breadth and originality, with material drawn from many different countries, including the archive only recently available to scholars in central Europe. Topics included are: the Church before the Reformation Luther and Germany the Reformation outside Germany Calvinism and the Second Reformation the Reformation and society art and architecture the printed book and visual media Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and Director of the St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute.
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This survey of the Reformation looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically.
Main Description
This beautifully illustrated book is the most ambitious one-volume survey of the Reformation yet. A timely and much-needed account, it looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers new historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically. The strength of The Reformation Worldis its breadth and originality, with material drawn from many different countries, including archival material only recently made available to scholars in central Europe. Topics included are: * the Church before the Reformation * Luther and Germany * the Reformation outside Germany * Calvinism and the Second Reformation * the Reformation and society * arts and architecture * the printed book and visual media.
Main Description
This beautifully illustrated book is the most ambitious one-volume survey yet attempted of the Reformation. This timely and much-needed account looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers new historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically. The strength ofThe Reformation Worldis its breadth and originality with material drawn from all over the world including the recent archive writings from central Europe. Topics included are: the Church before the Reformation; Luther and Germany; the Reformation outside Germany; Calvinism and the Second Reformation; the Reformation and society; arts and architecture; gender; and writing and printing.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Changing Face of Reformation History
The Church before the Reformation
Luther and Germany
The Reformation outside Germany
Calvanism and the Second Reformation
The Reformation and Society
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