Peter G. Wallace adeptly interweaves the influential events of the early modern religious reformation with the transformations of political institutions, socio-economic structures, gender relations, and cultural values throughout Europe. In this established study, Wallace:
* examines the European Reformation as a long-term process
* reconnects the classic sixteenth-century religious struggles with the political and religious pressures confronting late medieval Christianity
* argues that the resolutions proposed by reformers, such as Luther, were not fully realised for most Christians until the early eighteenth century.
Incorporating the latest research, the second edition of this essential text now features a new chapter on the Reformation and Islam, expanded discussion of gender issues, and a helpful glossary.
About the Author
PETER G. WALLACE is Professor of History at Hartwick College, New York, USA.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.- Abbreviations.- Acknowledgements.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Introduction.- PART I: THE WARP: THREADS OF REFORMATION HISTORIES, 1350-1650 The Late Medieval Crisis, 1347-1517.- Resistance, Renewal, and Reform, 1414-1521.- Evangelical Movements and Confessions, 1521-59.- Reformation and Religious War, 1550-1650.- PART II: THE WEFT: MAKING SENSE OF THE LONG EUROPEAN REFORMATION Settlements, 1600-1750: Church Building, State Building, and Social Discipline.- Rereading the Reformation through Gender Analysis.- The Reformation and Islam: From Menace to Coexistence.- Conclusions.- Notes.- Glossary.- Select Bibliography.- Index.