Reformation Europe: 1517-1559 / Edition 2

Reformation Europe: 1517-1559 / Edition 2

by Geoffrey R. Elton
     
 

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 with vigor and realism.

Professor Elton 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

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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 with vigor and realism.

Professor Elton 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. The text is a tribute both to Elton's gift for concise exposition of complex historical problems and his masterly command of narrative. The result is an account of the Reformation era which is as clear-minded and readable as any published in the thirty five years since its first publication.

This new edition includes an updated bibliography and an afterword by Andrew Pettegree placing Professor Elton's account of the Reformation in its scholarly context.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Maps
Preface to the First Edition
1Luther1
The Attack on Rome1
The State of Germany7
2Charles V16
3Years of Triumph30
The Progress of Lutheranism30
Zwingli39
The Wars of Charles V46
4The Radicals54
5Outside Germany68
The South69
The West74
The North83
The East88
6The Formation of Parties96
The Emergence of Protestantism96
The Search for a Solution110
7The Revival of Rome122
Catholic Reform122
Counter-Reformation129
The Jesuits and the New Papacy137
8Calvin147
The Meaning of Calvinism147
The Reformation in Geneva156
The Spread of Calvinism163
9War and Peace169
The Triumph of Charles V169
The Defeat of Charles V177
The End of an Age190
10The Age195
The Religious Revolution195
Art, Literature and Learning202
The Nation State212
Society217
The Expansion of Europe227
Afterword to the Second Edition233
Notes247
Further Reading253
Index258

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