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The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe / Edition 1

The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe / Edition 1

by Steven OzmentSteven Ozment
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“Ozment’s masterly synthesis of the intellectual and religious history of the period 1250-1550 clarifies the impact of late medieval ideas on early modern society. Its appeal derives from its breadth of scholarship and clarity of style. Ozment reviews the current state of research on late medieval intellectual history, explicates the basic ideas of the scholastic, spiritual, and ecclesio-political traditions, and analyzes the impact of these on Protestant reformers.”—Choice
“It is not only a clear and coherent substantive history; it is also an extremely fair-minded discussion of the interpretations and issues involved.”—Gordon Leff, The Times Literary Supplement
“As one would expect of Steven Ozment, he has produced a masterful study. . . an intellectual and religious history of late medieval and Reformation Europe.”—Christianity Today
“A high level survey of current work on religious thought and practice from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century. For Ozment, the period involved was neither the waning of the Middle Ages nor was it the dawning of a new era. Rather, it was a period in which the people of Europe at all levels underwent a series of intellectual and spiritual crises culminating in the Protestant Reformation. . . . A stimulating, readable survey of late medieval Reformation religious thought that will be of interest to both teachers and students.”—James Muldoon, History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300027600
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 09/10/1981
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven Ozment was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History Emeritus at Harvard University. Carlos M. N. Eire is the T. L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. Ronald K. Rittgers is the Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies at Valparaiso University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface xi
The Interpretation of Medieval Intellectual History
The Scholastic Traditions
The Spiritual Traditions
The Ecclesiopolitical Traditions
On the Eve of the Reformation
The Mental World of Martin Luther
Society and Politics in the German Reformation
Humanism and the Reformation
The Swiss Reformation
The Sectarian Spectrum: Radical Movements within Protestantism
Calvin and Calvinism
Marriage and the Ministry in the Protestant Churches
Catholic Reform and Counter Reformation
Protestant Resistance to Tyranny: The Career of John Knox
The Legacy of the Reformation
List of Abbreviations 439(2)
Index 441

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