This beautifully illustrated book is the most ambitious one-volume survey of the Reformation yet. A timely and much-needed account, it looks at every aspect of the Reformation world and considers new historical research which has led to the expansion of the subject both thematically and geographically. The strength of The Reformation World is its breadth and originality, with material drawn from many different countries, including archival material only recently made available to scholars in central Europe.
Topics included are:
* the Church before the Reformation
* Luther and Germany
* the Reformation outside Germany
* Calvinism and the Second Reformation
* the Reformation and society
* arts and architecture
* the printed book and visual media.
'Contender for classic status … this is a superb volume, overseen with masterly control by its editor … Real experts summarise their knowledge in a uniformly readable and authoratative fashion, and the prose is enriched by a mass of excellent and intelligent illustrations.' – History Today
Introduction: The Changing Face of Reformation History 1. The Church Before the Reformation 2. Luther and Germany 3. The Reformation Outside Germany 4. Calvanism and the Second Reformation 5. The Reformation and Society.
The Routledge Worlds are magisterial surveys of key historical epochs, edited and written by world-renowned experts. Giving unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, they are the works against which all future books on their subjects will be judged and are essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the subject.