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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

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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.

Product Details

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 ix

1 The Subject: Religious Warfare in the Late Middle Ages and Early Reformation 1

1.1 The study of religious warfare: approaches and problems 1

1.2 The contexts of conflict, $$.1300-1536 13

2 A Crucible of Religious Warfare: Bohemia During the Hussite Wars, 1400-1436 33

3 The Christian Commonwealth of Europe, 1436-1536 62

3.1 The commonwealth challenged, 1436-1517 62

3.2 The commonwealth divided, 1517-1536 85

4 The Assembling of Authority: Scripture, Messianic Individuals, and Symbols 99

4.1 Texts 101

4.2 Figures 111

4.3 Symbols and communities 116

4.4 Conclusion 129

5 The Three Turks 131

5.1 External Turks: the Ottomans 131

5.2 Internal Turks: 'worse than the Turks' 137

5.3 The interior Turk 149

5.4 The images combined: Thomas More and the Turks 152

6 The Critique of Religious War 160

6.1 The problem of agency 161

6.2 Condemnation 170

6.3 War and conversion 180

6.4 Conclusion 188

7 Conclusion: Perspectives 190

7.1 Religious warfare, 1400-1536 190

7.2 Religious warfare and the Wars of Religion 194

Bibliography 206

Index 227

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