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Reformation By Diarmaid MacCulloch

Reformation
by Diarmaid MacCulloch

At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore western world apart. In this title, the author re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars and politicians, from zealous Martin Luther nailing his Theses to door of a Wittenburg church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola.

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<p><b>'A masterpiece ... In its field it is the best book ever' <i>Guardian</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i>Winner of the Wolfson Prize for history, <i>Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700</i> charts a seismic shift in European culture that marked the beginning of the modern world.</b></p><p> At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore the western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars and politicians, from the zealous Martin Luther nailing his Theses to the door of a Wittenburg church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order; from Thomas Cranmer, martyred for his reforms, to the ambitious Philip II, unwavering in his campaign against Europe's 'heretics'.</p><p> Weaving together the many strands of Reformation and Counter-Reformation, ranging widely across Europe and even to the new world, MacCulloch also reveals as never before how these upheavals affected everyday lives - overturning ideas of love, sex, death and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.</p><p> 'Magisterial and eloquent'<br /> David Starkey</p><p> 'A triumph of human sympathy'<br /> Blair Worden, <i>Sunday Telegraph</i></p><p> 'From politics to witchcraft, from the liturgy to sex; the sweep of European history covered here is breathtakingly panoramic. This is a model work of history'<br /> Noel Malcolm, <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> Books of the Year</p><p> 'Monumental ... <i>Reformation </i>is set to become a landmark'<br /> Lisa Jardine, <i>Observer</i></p><p> <b>Diarmaid MacCulloch </b>is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His <i>Thomas Cranmer </i>won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is also the author of <i>A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years</i>.</p>

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GOR001262634
Reformation
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2004-09-02
864
0140285342
9780140285345
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.