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The Reformation was the most cataclysmic event in Western Christianity. An ideal resource for undergraduate history students and general readers, this title provides an accessible human narrative through the complex events of the period that many find bewildering. History comes alive and events unfold through the eyes of Philipp of Hesse, a German nobleman who ascended to becoming a key Reformation leader.

The book begins with a detailed survey of the Holy Roman Empire at the turn of the 16th century and provides chronological coverage of Philipp's life and role in the Reformation through to after his death in 1567, after which Calvinism rose within the empire. The chapters document how Philipp of Hesse knew every major figure of the German Reformation; participated in every major Reformation-era imperial diet; was present at every important event in the Lutheran-dominated, foundational period of 1521 to 1555; and became a leading Lutheran prince in the Holy Roman Empire. Additionally, the work thoroughly documents the connections between religion, politics, and society and explains the important role of the German nobility in the development of the Reformation.

About the Author:

David M. Whitford is professor of reformation studies at Baylor University and an editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781440802539
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 170
  • Series Title: Praeger Series on the Early Modern World
  • Sub Title: The European Reformation Through the Eyes of Philipp of Hesse
  • Width: 156 mm
  • ISBN-10: 144080253X
  • Publisher Date: 31 Aug 2015
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Weight: 439 gr

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