Reformation Europe: 1517-1559 / Edition 2

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Overview

This is G. R. Elton's classic account of the Reformation, revealing the issues and preoccupations which seemed central to the age and portraying its leading figures.. "Elton here presents a lively and accessible overview of this key era in European history. The book gives full attention to religion and theology, restores Luther to the predominant position from which it had become fashionable to remove him, and focuses on Charles V as a pivotal player in the period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631213840
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/24/1999
  • Series: Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe Series
  • Edition description: Reprinted from
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 801,856
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

G. R. Elton was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University from 1983 to 1988. Among his numerous works are The Tudor Revolution in Government (1953), England under the Tudors (1955), Reform and Renewal (1973), The Parliament of England 1559-1581, and The English (Blackwell, 1992). He was founding editor of the Blackwell History of the Modern British Isles. he died in 1994.

Andrew Pettergree is Professor in Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute.

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Table of Contents

Maps
Preface to the First Edition
1 Luther 1
The Attack on Rome 1
The State of Germany 7
2 Charles V 16
3 Years of Triumph 30
The Progress of Lutheranism 30
Zwingli 39
The Wars of Charles V 46
4 The Radicals 54
5 Outside Germany 68
The South 69
The West 74
The North 83
The East 88
6 The Formation of Parties 96
The Emergence of Protestantism 96
The Search for a Solution 110
7 The Revival of Rome 122
Catholic Reform 122
Counter-Reformation 129
The Jesuits and the New Papacy 137
8 Calvin 147
The Meaning of Calvinism 147
The Reformation in Geneva 156
The Spread of Calvinism 163
9 War and Peace 169
The Triumph of Charles V 169
The Defeat of Charles V 177
The End of an Age 190
10 The Age 195
The Religious Revolution 195
Art, Literature and Learning 202
The Nation State 212
Society 217
The Expansion of Europe 227
Afterword to the Second Edition 233
Notes 247
Further Reading 253
Index 258
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