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Title Christendom destroyed : Europe 1517-1648 / Mark Greengrass.
Author Greengrass, Mark, 1949- author.
Publication UK : Penguin Books, 2015.
Description xxix, 721 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Call # 940.23 G
Series Penguin history of Europe series
Penguin history of Europe ; 5.
Note Originally published: Allen Lane, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The fall of Western Christendom -- FROM THE "SILVER AGE" TO THE "IRON CENTURY". Human replenishment -- Urban and rural worlds -- Treasure and transaction -- Noble pursuits -- GRASPING THE WORLD. Europe in the world -- Earth and heavens observed -- Being in touch -- CHRISTENDOM AFFLICTED -- Politics and empire in the age of Charles V -- Schism -- Reaction, repression, reform -- CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTHS IN CONTENTION. Conflicts in the name of God -- Living with religious divisions -- Churches and the world -- The waning of crusade -- CHRISTIAN STATES IN DISARRAY. The business of states -- States in confrontation -- War at large -- Times of troubles to the east and west -- Conclusion : Europe's paroxysm.
Summary "This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief-community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. It was reflected in the mirror of America, and refracted by the eclipse of Crusade in ambiguous relationships with the Ottomans and Orthodox Christianity. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne and Cervantes created works which continue to resonate with us. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Europe -- History -- 1517-1648.
Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00859599
Church and state. (OCoLC)fst00860509
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Reformation. (OCoLC)fst01092555
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Western Europe. (OCoLC)fst01272478
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Ebook version: 9780241005965
ISBN 9780141978529 paperback
014197852X paperback

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