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

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


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Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of this seminal book, this new edition includes an illuminating foreword by Carlos Eire and Ronald K. Rittges

The seeds of the swift and sweeping religious movement that reshaped European thought in the 1500s were sown in the late Middle Ages. In this book, Steven Ozment traces the growth and dissemination of dissenting intellectual trends through three centuries to their explosive burgeoning in the Reformations—both Protestant and Catholic—of the sixteenth century. He elucidates with great clarity the complex philosophical and theological issues that inspired antagonistic schools, traditions, and movements from Aquinas to Calvin. This masterly synthesis of the intellectual and religious history of the period illuminates the impact of late medieval ideas on early modern society.
With a new foreword by Carlos Eire and Ronald K. Rittgers, this modern classic is ripe for rediscovery by a new generation of students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300203554
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 931,230
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.19(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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