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Handbook of European history, 1400-1600 : late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation / edited by Thomas A. Brady, Jr., Heiko A. Oberman, James D. Tracy.


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Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994-1995.
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  • 2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Volume 1 Structures and assertions: Introduction: Renaissance, Reformation and the conception of early modern European history. Part 1 The framework of everyday life - structures: population, Jan de Vries-- family, household and community, Merry E. Wiesner-- the world of the village, Thomas W. Robisheaux-- economic cycles and structural change, Bartholome Yun-- patterns of trade and credit, John H. Munro-- the urban community - rulers and ruled, Steven W, Rowan-- elements of popular belief, Robert W. Scribner-- aliens within - the Jews and antijudaism, Robert Bonefil. Part 2 Governance - power, authority and the limits of assertion: the hierarchical church from the Council of Constance to the Eve of Trent, John Van Engen-- Italy from the peace of Lodi to ca. 1620, John Marino-- France from Charles VII through Henry IV, Bernard Chevalier-- England under the Tudors, David M. Loades-- the Habsburg system - the Empire, Volker Press-- the Habsburg system - Iberia, Henry Kamen-- the Habsburg system - the Netherlands, Hugo de Schepper-- the art of war, Michael E. Mallett-- taxation and war finance, James D. Tracy-- the Ottomans and Europe, Cemal Kafadar-- the Seaborne Empire, to ca. 1650, Wolfgang Reinhard. Conclusion: the interaction of structures and assertions. Volume 2 Visions, programmes, outcomes: Introduction: Paradigms for the conception of a better world. Pa rt 1 Visions of reform: Ideas of Renovatio in late Medieval thought, Gerald Strauss-- visions of order in the Canonists and civilians, Constantin Fasolt-- voices of reform from Hus to Erasmus, Erika Rummel-- the Humanist Movement, Ronald G. Witt. Part 2 Programmes for change: Luther's Reformation, Martin Brecht-- the popular Reformation, Peter Blickle-- the reformed Reformation - urban phase, Berndt Hamm-- the reformed Reformation - international phase, Robert Kingdon-- the radical Reformation, James M. Stayer-- Catholic Reformation - the new orders, John Patrick Donnelly-- Catholic Reformation - Papal reform, Elisabeth Gleason. Part 3 Outcomes: Settlements - the Empire, Volker Press-- settlements - the Netherlands, Nicolette Mout, Juliaan Woltjer-- settlements - France, Philip Benedict-- settlements - the British Kingdoms, Ian Hazlett-- settlements - Iberia, Christian Hermann-- settlements - Scandinavia, Michael Metcalf-- settlements - Eastern Europe, Winifried Eberhard-- new patterns of Christian life, Hans-Christoph Rublack-- the Reformation, the family and the sexes, Lyndal Roper-- the witch panic, Brian Levack-- confessional Europe - bureaucrats, La Bonne Police, civilizations. Conclusion: Elites, princes and reformers - congruent and conflicting strategies and aims.
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This two-volume set brings together leading scholars to present current knowledge and thinking about European history between 1400 and 1600: in the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. The work should be of value to students, specialists and non-specialists alike. 40 scholars in the field present the state of knowledge about the major themes, main controversies and fruitful directions for research of European history in this era. Volume one describes the people, lands, religions and political structures which define the setting for this historical period while volume two covers the early stages of the process by which newly-established confessional structures began to work their way among the populace.
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Brady, Thomas A.
Oberman, Heiko Augustinus.
Tracy, James D.

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