The Reformation in National Context

The Reformation in National Context

by Robert Scribner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521401550

ISBN-13: 9780521401555

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of essays by prominent historians of the Reformation explores the experience of religious reform in 'national context', discussing similarities and differences between the reform movements in a dozen different countries of sixteenth-century Europe. Each author provides an interpretative essay emphasising local peculiarities and national variants on the

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This collection of essays by prominent historians of the Reformation explores the experience of religious reform in 'national context', discussing similarities and differences between the reform movements in a dozen different countries of sixteenth-century Europe. Each author provides an interpretative essay emphasising local peculiarities and national variants on the broader theme of the Reformation as a European phenomenon. The individual essays thus emphasise the local preconditions and limitations which encountered the Reformation as it spread from Germany into most of the countries of western and central Europe. Together they present a picture of the many-sided nature of the Reformation as it grew up in each 'national context'. The book includes examples of countries where the Reformation was strikingly successful, as well as those where it failed to make an impact. A final comparative essay seeks to understand the different 'Reformations' as variations on an overall theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521401555
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsviii
Introduction1
1Germany4
2Switzerland30
3France47
4The Low Countries67
5England80
6Scotland95
7Scandinavia111
8Bohemia131
9Hungary155
10Poland168
11Italy181
12Spain202
13A Comparative Overview215
Index228

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