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The New Cambridge Modern History

The New Cambridge Modern History

Volume 2. The Reformation, 1520–1559

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521345361

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  • This is the second, amended and enlarged edition of a familiar standard work, first published in 1958. Like its predecessor, it describes the open conflicts of the Reformation from Luther's first challenge to the uneasy peace of the 1560s. Reforming movements in all the principal countries are discussed against the background of constitutional development and the political struggles of the ruling dynasties. Europe's relations with the outside world are given due prominence. The second edition incorporates the results of some thirty years of further research and fills some of the gaps, especially in the history of central Europe, which beset the first edition. All chapters that remain from 1958 have been revised, some very substantially, while other contributions are wholly new. The only other volume of The New Cambridge History planned to appear in a second edition is Volume I: The Renaissance scheduled for 1991.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the treatment of the period is well-balanced and ideally suited to the needs of any reader who wishes to gain a sound grounding. The original Reformation volume of the New Cambridge Modern History had quickly established itself as an exceedingly fine and useful work of reference. The revised second edition ensures that the book will retain this status for decades to come." Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire

    "...the new edition does a masterful job of depicting the various forms of religious radicalism and elucidating the differences between them....a harmonious and comprehensive survey....remains a modern classic, which we are happy to have in its new form." Ralph Keen, The Sixteenth Century Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521345361
    • length: 752 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to the second edition
    1. The age of the reformation
    2. Economic change
    3. The reformation movements in Germany
    4. The reformation in Zurich, Strassburg and Geneva
    5. The anabaptists and the sects
    6. The reformation in Scandinavia and the Baltic
    7. Politics and the institutionalism of reform in Germany
    8. Poland, Bohemia and Hungary
    9. The reformation in France, 1515–59
    10. The reformation in England
    11. Italy and the papacy
    12. The new orders
    13. The empire of Charles V in Europe
    14. The Habsburg–Valois wars
    15. Intellectual tendencies
    16. Schools and universities
    17. Constitutional development and political thought in western Europe
    18. Constitutional development and political thought in the Holy Roman Empire
    19. Constitutional development and political thought in eastern Europe
    20. Armies, navies and the art of war
    21. The Ottoman empire, 1520–66
    22. Russia, 1462–1584
    23. The new world, 1521–80
    24. Europe and the east

  • Editor

    G. R. Elton

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