The Swiss Reformation / Edition 1

The Swiss Reformation / Edition 1

by Bruce Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719051185

ISBN-13: 9780719051180

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Manchester University Press

The Swiss Reformation was a seminal event of the sixteenth century which created a Protestant culture whose influence spread across Europe from Transylvania to Scotland. Offers the first comprehensive study of the Swiss Reformation and argues that the movement must be understood in terms of the historical evolution of the Swiss Confederation, its unique and fluid

Overview

The Swiss Reformation was a seminal event of the sixteenth century which created a Protestant culture whose influence spread across Europe from Transylvania to Scotland. Offers the first comprehensive study of the Swiss Reformation and argues that the movement must be understood in terms of the historical evolution of the Swiss Confederation, its unique and fluid structures, the legacy of the mercenary trade, the distinctive character of Swiss theology, the powerful influence of Renaissance humanism, and, most decisively, the roles played by the dominant figures, Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. Marked by astounding creative energy, incendiary preaching, burning political passions, peasant revolts, and breath-taking scholarship, as well as by painful divisions, civil war, executions and dashed hopes, the story of the Swiss Reformation is told with extensive use of primary sources. Explores the narrative of events before turning to consider themes such as the radical opposition, church and community, daily life in the Confederation, cultural achievements and the Swiss place in the wider European Reformation world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719051180
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
New Frontiers in History
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Table of maps

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Peasants, priests and soldiers: The Swiss Confederation in the Late Middle Ages

2. Zwingli and Zurich

3. The spread of the Reformation

4. War and disaster 1529-1534

5. Consolidation and turmoil 1534-1566

6. The radical challenge

7. Church building

8. Church and society

9. International Zwinglianism

10. Culture of the Swiss Reformation

Chronology

Principal figures

Further reading

Index

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