English Reformations : Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors / Edition 1

English Reformations : Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors / Edition 1

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by Christopher Haigh
     
 

English Reformations takes a refreshing new approach to the study of the Reformation in England. Christopher Haigh's lively and readable study disproves any facile assumption that the triumph of Protestantism was inevitable, and goes beyond the surface of official political policy to explore the religious views and practices of ordinary English people. With the

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English Reformations takes a refreshing new approach to the study of the Reformation in England. Christopher Haigh's lively and readable study disproves any facile assumption that the triumph of Protestantism was inevitable, and goes beyond the surface of official political policy to explore the religious views and practices of ordinary English people. With the benefit of hindsight, other historians have traced the course of the Reformation as a series of events inescapably culminating in the creation of the English Protestant establishment. Haigh sets out to recreate the sixteenth century as a time of excitement and insecurity, with each new policy or ruler causing the reversal of earlier religious changes. This is a scholarly and stimulating book, which challenges traditional ideas about the Reformation and offers a powerful and convincing alternative analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198221623
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.19(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Prologue: The Religious World of Roger Martyn1
Introduction: Interpretations and Evidence12
Pt. IA Church Unchallenged
1Parishes and Piety25
2The Priests and Their People40
3Books Banned and Heretics Burned56
4Church Courts and English Law72
5Politics and Parliament88
Pt. IITwo Political Reformations, 1530-1553
6Divorce, Supremacy, and Schism, 1530-1535105
7Religious Innovations and Royal Injunctions, 1535-1538121
8Resistance and Rebellion, 1530-1538137
9Reformation Reversed, 1538-1547152
10Edward's Reformation, 1547-1553168
Pt. IIIPolitical Reformation and Protestant Reformation
11The Making of a Minority, 1530-1553187
12Catholic Restoration, 1553-1558203
13Problems and Persecution, 1553-1558219
14Legislation and Visitation, 1558-1569235
15From Resentment to Recusancy251
16Evangelists in Action268
Conclusion: The Reformations and the Division of England285
Abbreviations296
Notes297
Bibliographical Survey335
Index343

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