The Reformation in Eastern and Central Europe: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Reformation in Eastern and Central Europe

1st Edition

By Karin Maag


256 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781859283585
pub: 1997-05-29
SAVE ~$33.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315237442
pub: 2016-12-05
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


This work provides a comprehensive and multi-facetted account of the Reformation in eastern and central Europe, drawing on extensive archival research carried out by Continental and British scholars. Across a broad thematic, temporal and geographical range, the contributors examine the cultural impact of the Reformation in Eastern Europe, the encounters between different confessions, and the blend of religious and political pressures which shaped the path of Reformation in these lands. By making the fruits of their research accessible to a wider audience, the contributors hope to emphasise the important role of eastern and central Europe on the early modern European scene.


'This book fills in gaps in our understanding of developments parallel to those in the West and thus enables us better to assess and analyze the Reformation in every land in Europe. All college, university, and seminary libraries should have this volume.' Religious Studies Review, Vol. 24, No. 3 'this collection makes a fine volume. It should help to bring these crucially important peripheries into more central focus in discussions of the Age of Reform.' Slavic Review, Vol. 57, No. 3 'as an encouragement for further exploration and as a reminder of the importance of the region, this volume makes a valuable contribution to eastern European Reformation studies.' Church History

Table of Contents

Contents: The Reformation in Eastern and Central Europe, Andrew Pettegree and Karin Maag; Pre-Reformation changes in Hungary at the end of the 15th century, Valery Rees; Protestant literature in Bohemian private libraries around 1600, Jiri Pesek; Reformation and the writing of national history in East Central and Northern Europe, Norbert Kersken; Calvinism and estate liberation movements in Bohemia and Hungary (1570-1620), Joachim Bahlcke; Mural painting, ethnicity and religious identity in Transylvania: the context for Reformation, Christine Peters; The image controversy in the religious negotiations between Protestant theologians and Eastern Orthodox Churches, Sergiusz Michalski; Protestantism and orthodoxy in 16th-century Moldavia, Maria Craciun; Church building and discipline in early 17th-century Hungary and Transylvania, Graeme Murdoch; Morals courts in rural Berne during the Early Modern period, Heinrich Richard Schmidt; The Reformation in Poland and Prussia in the 16th century: similarities and differences, Janusz Mallek; Late Reformation and Protestant confessionalization in the major towns of royal Prussia, Michael Müller; Patronage and parish: the nobility and the recatholicization of Lower Austria, Rona Gordon Johnston; Index.

About the Series

St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

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.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General