Reformations: the early modern world 1450-1650 9780300111927, 5325025252, 5325300989, 0300111924

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Reformations: the early modern world 1450-1650
 9780300111927, 5325025252, 5325300989, 0300111924

Table of contents :
On the edge. Prelude : Rome, 1450 --
An age of breakthroughs --
Religion in late medieval Christendom --
Reform and dissent in the late Middle Ages --
Italian Humanism --
Humanism beyond Italy --
Forerunners of the Catholic Reformation --
Protestants. Prelude : Rome, 1510 --
Luther : from student to monk --
Luther : from rebel to heretic --
Luther : the reactionary --
The Swiss Reformation --
The Radical Reformation --
Calvin and Calvinism --
England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, 1521-1603 --
Catholics. Prelude : Rome, 1564 --
Catholic reform : facing the challenge --
Catholic reform : healing the body of Christ --
Catholic reform : fashioning a new clergy --
Catholic reform : the Society of Jesus --
Missions to the New World --
Missions to the East Indies --
Consequences. Prelude : Rome, 1626 --
The age of religious wars --
The age of orthodoxy --
The confessional age --
The age of devils --
The age of reasonable doubt --
The age of outcomes --
The spirit of the age --
Epilogue. Assessing the reformations.

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