Reformation England 1480-1642 (Arnold Publication) (Modern Wars)

Reformation England 1480-1642 (Arnold Publication) (Modern Wars)

by PeterMarshall (Author)

Synopsis

Reformation England provides a clear and critical account of recent scholarly approaches, while at the same time retaining a narrative drive. This volume combines reassessment of familiar debates and topics with introductions to newer historiographical concerns: religious life before the Reformation; the early evangelical movement; meanings of 'puritanism' and 'catholicism' in the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; the nature of religious 'conformity'; and, religious conflict and the advent of civil war. The book addresses a problem whose ramifications are still with us: why the English became divided over religion, and why, despite the efforts of a succession of governments, those divisions could not be healed.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Published: 27 Jun 2003

ISBN 10: 0340706244
ISBN 13: 9780340706244
Book Overview: Examines and evaluates all the chief debates on the English Reformation Offers the first textbook treatment of current notions of 'the long reformation' Follows the formula of companion titles in a highly successful series

Media Reviews
'The chronological range is ambitious, the secondary literature covered is extraordinarily extensive and the judgements meted out are measured and sensible. The volume should become required reading for undergraduates.' Ecclesiastical History 'Marshall is extremely careful to disentangle the interpretative controversies which surround the reformation period from the evidence itself, and this is perhaps the most valuable aspect of his study.' Archive for Reformation History Vol 33
Author Bio
Professor of History, University of Warwick, UK