The Early Reformation in Europe

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Overview

The Reformation was an international movement, but at the same time it achieved strikingly different levels of success in different parts of Europe. The Early Reformation in Europe explores these contrasts and comparisons through a series of specially commissioned essays by leading specialists in European history. These will serve both as a lucid and clearly written introduction to the Reformation in different parts of Europe, and as an introduction to recent debates on the success and failure of the movement as a whole.
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"Pettegree's introductory essay sets up an insightful analytical framework for exploring the question of why Luther's initial call for reformation failed to sustain his own model for, and leadership of, the Reformation in lands outside the heart of the German empire." Religious Studies Review

"Anyone wishing to know how the Protestant Reformation spread throughout Western Europe in the sixteenth century can now turn to a single volume. The Early Reformation in Europe was obviously well planned and carefully edited, for it succeeds in providing a concise and nearly encyclopedic survey of the course of the Reformation on a regional basis....This should prove to be a most useful book, not just for teaching, but also for preliminary research, especially in the less-familiar areas." Carlos Eire, Church History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521394543
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Notes on contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. The early Reformation in Europe Andrew Pettegree; 2. Bohemia, Moravia and Austria Winfried Eberhard; 3. Hungary David P. Daniel; 4. Switzerland Bruce Gordon; 5. Scandinavia Ole Peter Grell; 6. France David Nicholls; 7. The Netherlands Alastair Duke; 8. England Diarmaid MacCulloch; 9. Italy Euan Cameron; 10. Spain A. Gordon Kinder; Index.
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