Updated with the best of recent scholarship, while maintaining its hallmark features, the second edition of The European Reformations is an outstanding introduction to the sixteenth-century Reformations in Europe. New sections include coverage of the Catholic Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, and the Reformation in Britain. The book continues its tradition of presenting material in the most lively and accessible manner possible, and sets the origin of the Reformation in the context of late medieval social, economic, and religious crises, carefully tracing its responses and trajectories through the different religious groups. Together, religion, politics, social forces, and the personalities of the time are woven into a singular compelling narrative.
With it’s seamless synthesis of original material with updated scholarship, the European Reformations provides the most comprehensive and engaging textbook available on the origins and impacts of Europe’s Reformations — and the consequences that continue to resonate today.