Religious Warfare in Europe, 1400-1536

Religious Warfare in Europe, 1400-1536

by Norman Housley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199552282

ISBN-13: 9780199552283

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Religious warfare has been a recurrent feature of European history. In this intelligent and accessible study, the distinguished Crusade historian Norman Housley examines the spectrum of conflicts waged in God's name in the period from the Hussite wars to the first generation of the Reformation. Exploring the interaction between Crusade and religious war in the broader…  See more details below

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Religious warfare has been a recurrent feature of European history. In this intelligent and accessible study, the distinguished Crusade historian Norman Housley examines the spectrum of conflicts waged in God's name in the period from the Hussite wars to the first generation of the Reformation. Exploring the interaction between Crusade and religious war in the broader sense, he argues that the religious violence of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries sprang from deeply rooted proclivities within European society.

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ISBN-13:
9780199552283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
1The Subject: Religious Warfare in the Late Middle Ages and Early Reformation1
1.1The study of religious warfare: approaches and problems1
1.2The contexts of conflict, c.1300-153613
2A Crucible of Religious Warfare: Bohemia During the Hussite Wars, 1400-143633
3The Christian Commonwealth of Europe, 1436-153662
3.1The commonwealth challenged, 1436-151762
3.2The commonwealth divided, 1517-153685
4The Assembling of Authority: Scripture, Messianic Individuals, and Symbols99
4.1Texts101
4.2Figures111
4.3Symbols and communities116
4.4Conclusion129
5The Three Turks131
5.1External Turks: the Ottomans131
5.2Internal Turks: 'worse than the Turks'137
5.3The interior Turk149
5.4The images combined: Thomas More and the Turks152
6The Critique of Religious War160
6.1The problem of agency161
6.2Condemnation170
6.3War and conversion180
6.4Conclusion188
7Conclusion: Perspectives190
7.1Religious warfare, 1400-1536190
7.2Religious warfare and the Wars of Religion194
Bibliography206
Index227

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