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  • Purgatory and Piety in Brittany 1480-1720

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth C. Tingle

    The concept of Purgatory was a central tenet of late-medieval and early-modern Catholicism, and proved a key dividing line between Catholics and Protestants. However, as this book makes clear, ideas about purgatory were often ill-defined and fluid, and altered over time in response to particular…

    Hardback – 2012-04-28
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Lutheran Churches in Early Modern Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Spicer

    Until recently the impact of the Lutheran Reformation has been largely regarded in political and socio-economic terms, yet for most people it was not the abstract theological debates that had the greatest impact upon their lives, but what they saw in their parish churches every Sunday. This…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge

  • Seventeenth-Century Flemish Garland Paintings

    Still Life, Vision, and the Devotional Image, 1st Edition

    By Susan Merriam

    Focusing on three celebrated northern European still life painters”Jan Brueghel, Daniel Seghers, and Jan Davidsz. de Heem”this book examines the emergence of the first garland painting in 1607-1608, and its subsequent transformation into a widely collected type of devotional image, curiosity, and…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife

    Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation, 1st Edition

    By Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

    On 13 June 1525, Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun, in a private ceremony officiated by city preacher Johann Bugenhagen. Whilst Luther was not the first former monk or Reformer to marry, his marriage immediately became one of the iconic episodes of the Protestant Reformation.…

    Hardback – 2012-03-28
    Routledge

  • Getting Along?

    Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England - Essays in Honour of Professor W.J. Sheils, 1st Edition

    By Adam Morton

    Edited by Nadine Lewycky

    Examining the impact of the English and European Reformations on social interaction and community harmony, this volume simultaneously highlights the tension and degree of accommodation amongst ordinary people when faced with religious and social upheaval. Building on previous literature which has…

    Hardback – 2012-02-28
    Routledge

  • Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India

    1st Edition

    By Archana Verma

    Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the sixth-twelfth centuries C.E.…

    Hardback – 2012-02-28
    Routledge

  • The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop

    Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice, 1st Edition

    By Federico Barbierato

    Early modern Venice was an exceptional city. Located at the intersection of trade routes and cultural borders, it teemed with visitors, traders, refugees and intellectuals. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that such a city should foster groups and individuals of unorthodox beliefs, whose views and…

    Hardback – 2012-02-21
    Routledge

  • Forbidden Prayer

    Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy, 1st Edition

    By Giorgio Caravale

    This book delineates the attempt, carried out by the Congregations of the Inquisition and the Index during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, to purge various devotional texts in the Italian vernacular of heterodox beliefs and superstitious elements, while imposing a rigid uniformity in…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1589-1597

    Building the Faith of Saint Peter upon the King of Spain's Monarchy, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M. McCoog, S.J.

    English Catholic voices, once disregarded as merely confessional, are now acknowledged to provide important perspectives on Elizabethan society. Based on extensive archival research, this book builds on previous studies for the first thorough investigation of the Jesuit mission to England during a…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

    1st Edition

    By Tim Cooper

    John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in shaping the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite sides in several important debates, and their relationship was marked by acute…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
    Routledge

  • Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425–1650

    From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller, 1st Edition

    By Maximilian von Habsburg

    The Imitatio Christi is considered one of the classic texts of Western spirituality. There were 800 manuscript copies and more than 740 different printed editions of the Imitatio between its composition in the fifteenth century and 1650. During the Reformation period, the book retained its…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
    Routledge

  • Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

    1st Edition

    By Ryan P. Freeburn

    Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century. During a long life he served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot, and archbishop of Rouen. He wrote a number of works including poems, biblical exegesis, anti-heretical polemics, and most importantly one of the…

    Hardback – 2011-11-22
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

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