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St Andrews Studies in Reformation History


About the Series

With the publication of its 100th book in 2012, the St Andrews Studies in Reformation Studies series celebrated an impressive publishing achievement. Since its establishment in 1995 the series has consistently offered high-quality, innovative and thought-provoking research in the field of early modern religious history. By encouraging authors to adopt a broad and inclusive interpretation of ’Reformation’, the resultant publications have done much to help shape current interdisciplinary interpretations of early-modern religion, expanding attention far beyond narrow theological concerns. Each title within the series has added to a body of international research showing how the ripples of the Reformation spread to virtually every corner of European society, both Protestant and Catholic, and often beyond. From family life, education, literature, music, art and philosophy, to political theory, international relations, economics, colonial ventures, science and military matters, there were few aspects of life that remained untouched in some way by the spirit of religious reform. As well as widening conceptions of the Reformation, the series has for the last fifteen years provided a publishing outlet for work, much of it by new and up-and-coming scholars who might otherwise have struggled to find an international platform for their work. Alongside these monographs, a complementary selection of edited volumes, critical editions of important primary sources, bibliographical studies and new translations of influential Reformation works previously unavailable to English speaking scholars, adds further depth to the topic. By offering this rich mix of approaches and topics, the St Andrews series continues to offer scholars an unparalleled platform for the publication of international scholarship in a dynamic and often controversial area of historical study.

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Johann Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History

Johann Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History

1st Edition

By Alexandra Kess
February 21, 2008

One of the major challenges faced by the emergent Protestant faith was how to establish itself in a hitherto Catholic world. A key way it found to achieve this was to create a common identity through the fashioning of history, emphasising Protestantism's legitimacy and authority. In this study, the...

The Bible in the Renaissance Essays on Biblical Commentary and Translation in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

The Bible in the Renaissance: Essays on Biblical Commentary and Translation in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Griffiths
October 22, 2001

This collection of nine essays, with an introduction by Richard Griffiths, examines some of the broad themes relating to the way in which the reading, translation and interpretation of the Bible in the Renaissance could serve the specific and often practical aims of those involved. Moving from ...

The British Union A Critical Edition and Translation of David Hume of Godscroft's De Unione Insulae Britannicae

The British Union: A Critical Edition and Translation of David Hume of Godscroft's De Unione Insulae Britannicae

1st Edition

By Paul J. McGinnis, Arthur H. Williamson
August 21, 2002

De Unione Insulae Britannicae (The British Union) is a unique seventeenth-century tract that urged the fusion of the Scottish and English kingdoms into a new British commonwealth with a radically new British identity. Its author, David Hume of Godscroft (1558-c.1630) was a major intellectual figure...

The Construction of Martyrdom in the English Catholic Community, 1535–1603

The Construction of Martyrdom in the English Catholic Community, 1535–1603

1st Edition

By Anne Dillon
January 28, 2003

Between 1535 and 1603, more than 200 English Catholics were executed by the State for treason. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary sources, Anne Dillon examines the ways in which these executions were transformed into acts of martyrdom. Utilizing the reports from the gallows, the ...

William Cecil and Episcopacy, 1559–1577

William Cecil and Episcopacy, 1559–1577

1st Edition

By Brett Usher
December 18, 2003

The figure of William Cecil dominates the court of Elizabeth I, and next to the queen herself, no one did more to shape the political, religious and economic landscape of late sixteenth century England. Nowhere is this influence more evident than in the ecclesiastical settlements that Elizabeth ...

Catholic Belief and Survival in Late Sixteenth-Century Vienna The Case of Georg Eder (1523–87)

Catholic Belief and Survival in Late Sixteenth-Century Vienna: The Case of Georg Eder (1523–87)

1st Edition

By Elaine Fulton
May 09, 2007

Dr Georg Eder was an extraordinary figure who rose from humble origins to hold a number of high positions at Vienna University and the city's Habsburg court between 1552 and 1584. His increasingly uncompromising Catholicism eventually placed him at odds, however, with many influential figures ...

Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God's Will in Tudor England

Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God's Will in Tudor England

1st Edition

By Daniel Eppley
December 05, 2016

Early modern governments constantly faced the challenge of reconciling their own authority with the will of God. Most acknowledged that an individual's first loyalty must be to God's law, but were understandably reluctant to allow this as an excuse to challenge their own powers where ...

Defining Community in Early Modern Europe

Defining Community in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

By Michael J. Halvorson, Karen E. Spierling
November 28, 2008

Numerous historical studies use the term "community'" to express or comment on social relationships within geographic, religious, political, social, or literary settings, yet this volume is the first systematic attempt to collect together important examples of this varied work in order to draw ...

From Judaism to Calvinism The Life and Writings of Immanuel Tremellius (c.1510-1580)

From Judaism to Calvinism: The Life and Writings of Immanuel Tremellius (c.1510-1580)

1st Edition

By Kenneth Austin
August 28, 2007

Immanuel Tremellius (c.1510-1580) was one of the most distinguished scholars of the Reformation era. Following his conversion to Christianity from Judaism, he rose to prominence in the mid-sixteenth century as a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies, teaching in numerous highly prestigious ...

Frontiers of the Reformation Dissidence and Orthodoxy in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Frontiers of the Reformation: Dissidence and Orthodoxy in Sixteenth-Century Europe

1st Edition

By Auke Jelsma
October 30, 1998

In this fascinating collection, Auke Jelsma explores the byways and outer reaches of the Reformation: groups and individuals who, in an age of confessional strife, eschewed the certainties of the established churches and sought religious truth in unconventional ways and across confessional ...

Humanism and Calvinism Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560–1625

Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560–1625

1st Edition

By Steven J. Reid
January 28, 2011

Across early-modern Europe the confessional struggles of the Reformation touched virtually every aspect of civic life; and nowhere was this more apparent than in the universities, the seedbed of political and ecclesiastical society. Focussing on events in Scotland, this book reveals how established...

Literature and the Scottish Reformation

Literature and the Scottish Reformation

1st Edition

By David George Mullan, Crawford Gribben
December 05, 2016

Throughout the twentieth century Scottish literary studies was dominated by a critical consensus that critiqued contemporary anti-Catholic by advancing a re-reading of the Reformation. This consensus understood that Scotland's rich medieval culture had been replaced with an anti-aesthetic tyranny ...

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