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  • Early Modern English Catholicism

    Identity, Memory and Counter-Reformation

    By James E. Kelly, Susan Royal

    Over recent decades the study of early modern English Catholicism has undergone a radical transformation. No longer regarded merely as a force of conservatism and reaction, scholars now emphasise the vitality and innovation that marked the changing fortunes of England’s Catholics during this…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700

  • Papal Justice in the Late Middle Ages

    The Sacra Romana Rota

    By Kirsi Salonen

    This is a study of the history and function of the highest ecclesiastical tribunal, the Sacra Romana Rota, from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Despite its importance for Christendom and in contrast with other important papal offices, the activity of the Rota has never been thoroughly…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20 
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Missionary Strategies in the New World, 1610–1690

    An Intellectual History

    By Catherine Ballériaux

    The study is an intellectual and comparative history of French, Spanish, and English missions to the native peoples of America in the seventeenth century, c. 1610–1690. It shows that missions are ideal case studies to properly understand the relationship between religion and politics in early…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

  • A Burnt Offering for God

    Motive and Method in Cajetan’s Biblical Commentaries

    By Michael O'Connor

    Although perhaps best remembered as the Roman official who failed to keep Martin Luther in the Catholic fold in October 1518, Tommaso de Vio, Cardinal Cajetan (1469-1534) was a multi-faceted figure whose significance extends beyond those three difficult days in Augsburg. Had he retired at the age…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape

    By Roger E. Moore

    Jane Austen’s England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • The European Wars of Religion

    An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Interpretations, and Myths

    By Wolfgang Palaver, Harriet Rudolph & Dietmar Regensburger

    In recent years religion has resurfaced amongst academics, in many ways replacing class as the key to understanding Europe's historical development. This has resulted in an explosion of studies revisiting issues of religious change, confessional violence and holy war during the early modern period.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21

  • Parish Churches in the Early Modern World

    By Andrew Spicer

    Across Europe, the parish church has stood for centuries at the centre of local communities; it was the focal point of its religious life, the rituals performed there marked the stages of life from the cradle to the grave. Nonetheless the church itself artistically and architecturally stood apart…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16

  • Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603

    By Brett Usher

    Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603 examines the selection and promotion of bishops within the shifting sands of ecclesiastical politics at the Elizabethan court, drawing on the copious correspondence of leading politicians and clerical candidates as well as the Exchequer records of the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

    By Anna French

    The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28

  • Catholic Renewal and Protestant Resistance in Marian England

    By Vivienne Westbrook

    Edited by Elizabeth Evenden

    Mary Tudor's reign is regarded as a period where, within a short space of time, an early modern European state attempted to reverse the religious policy of preceding governments. This required the use of persuasion and coercion, of propaganda and censorship, as well as the controversial decision to…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700

  • Sin and Salvation in Reformation England

    By Jonathan Willis

    Notions of which behaviours comprised sin, and what actions might lead to salvation, sat at the heart of Christian belief and practice in early modern England, but both of these vitally important concepts were fundamentally reconfigured by the reformation. Remarkably little work has been…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • A Cloister on Trial

    Religious Culture and Everyday Life in Late Medieval Hungary

    By Gabriella Erdélyi

    In 1517, the usually tranquil friary in the Hungarian town of Körmend found itself at the centre of controversy when its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence, were driven out and replaced with observant Franciscans. The agent of change in this…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Catholic Christendom, 1300–1700

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