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The New Cambridge Modern History : Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559 - G. R. Elton

The New Cambridge Modern History

Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559

By: G. R. Elton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th April 2015
ISBN: 9780521345361
Number Of Pages: 752

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This is the second, amended and enlarged edition of a familiar standard work, first published in 1958. Like its predecessor, it describes the open conflicts of the Reformation from Luther's first challenge to the uneasy peace of the 1560s. Reforming movements in all the principal countries are discussed against the background of constitutional development and the political struggles of the ruling dynasties. Europe's relations with the outside world are given due prominence. The second edition incorporates the results of some thirty years of further research and fills some of the gaps, especially in the history of central Europe, which beset the first edition. All chapters that remain from 1958 have been revised, some very substantially, while other contributions are wholly new. The only other volume of The New Cambridge History planned to appear in a second edition is Volume I: The Renaissance scheduled for 1991.

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"...the treatment of the period is well-balanced and ideally suited to the needs of any reader who wishes to gain a sound grounding. The original Reformation volume of the New Cambridge Modern History had quickly established itself as an exceedingly fine and useful work of reference. The revised second edition ensures that the book will retain this status for decades to come." Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire "...the new edition does a masterful job of depicting the various forms of religious radicalism and elucidating the differences between them...a harmonious and comprehensive survey...remains a modern classic, which we are happy to have in its new form." Ralph Keen, The Sixteenth Century Journal

Introduction to the second edition
The age of the reformation
Economic change
The reformation movements in Germany
The reformation in Zurich, Strassburg and Geneva
The anabaptists and the sects
The reformation in Scandinavia and the Baltic
Politics and the institutionalism of reform in Germany
Poland, Bohemia and Hungary
The reformation in France, 1515-1559
The reformation in England
Italy and the papacy
The new orders
The empire of Charles V in Europe
The Habsburg-Valois wars
Intellectual tendencies
Schools and universities
Constitutional development and political thought in western Europe
Constitutional development and political thought in the Holy Roman Empire
Constitutional development and political thought in eastern Europe
Armies, navies and the art of war
The Ottoman empire, 1520-1566
Russia, 1462-1584
The new world, 1521-1580
Europe and the east
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ISBN: 9780521345361
ISBN-10: 0521345367
Series: Reformation, 1520-1559 : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 14th April 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.96
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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