Reformation : Europe’s House Divided 1490-1700
by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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“A masterpieceIn his field, it is the best book ever” GuardianWinner of the Wolfson Prize for History, Reformation: Europe of the House Divided 1490-1700 pictures of a radical change in European culture that marked the beginning of the modern world.At a time when men and women were ready to kill and be killed for their faith, the Reformation tore the western world apart.Acclaimed as the definitive account of these historical events, Diarmaid MacCulloch brilliantly re-creates the religious battles, priests, kings, academics and politicians, from the zealous Martin Luther displaying his Theses at the door of Wittenburg from the church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order; Thomas CranmerTogether weaving together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, going largely across Europe and even into the new world, MacCulloch also reveals as never before how these affected upheavals affect everyday life – the overthrow of ideas of love, sex, death and supernatural death, and the shaping of the modern age.Magistral and eloquent” David Starkey “A triumph of human sympathy” by Blair Worden, the Sunday Telegraph ” From the politics of witchcraft, from the liturgy of sex; the sweeping of European history treated here is breathtaking panoramic.It is a working model of the history “Noel Malcolm, the Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year of the Monument”.The Reformation is becoming a landmark’ Lisa Jardine, Observer Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of Church History at Oxford University.His Thomas Cranmer won the Whitbread Biography, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize.He is also the author of Une Histoire du Christianisme: La Première de Trois Mille Ans
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