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Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

John Christian Laursen, Cary J. Nederman, Ian Hunter
November 28, 2005

The concept of heresy is deeply rooted in Christian European culture. The palpable increase in incidences of heresy in the Middle Ages may be said to directly relate to the Christianity's attempts to define orthodoxy and establish conformity at its centre, resulting in the sometimes forceful...

The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615)

The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615)

1st Edition

Eric Nelson
August 28, 2005

The first three decades of Bourbon rule in France coincided with a period of violent fragmentation followed by rapid renewal within the French Catholic community. In the early 1590s, when Henri IV - Protestant head of the Bourbon house - acceded to the throne, French Catholics were at war with each...

The Counter-Reformation: Catholic Europe and the Non-Christian World

The Counter-Reformation: Catholic Europe and the Non-Christian World

2nd Edition

Anthony D. Wright
June 09, 2005

Modern scholarship has effectively demonstrated that, far from being a knee-jerk reaction to the challenges of Protestantism, the Catholic Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was fuelled primarily by a desire within the Church to reform its medieval legacy and to re-enthuse its...

The Pontificate of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture

The Pontificate of Clement VII: History, Politics, Culture

1st Edition

Sheryl E. Reiss, Kenneth Gouwens
May 16, 2005

The pontificate of Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici) is usually regarded as amongst the most disastrous in history, and the pontiff characterized as timid, vacillating, and avaricious. It was during his years as pope (1523-34) that England broke away from the Catholic Church, and relations with the...

Reforming Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor: The Achievement of Friar Bartolomé Carranza

Reforming Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor: The Achievement of Friar Bartolomé Carranza

1st Edition

Ronald Truman, John Edwards
March 28, 2005

In the history of the attempted restoration of Roman Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor, the contribution of her husband Philip and his Spanish entourage has been largely ignored. This book highlights one of the most prominent of Philip's religious advisers, the friar Bartolomé Carranza. A...

A Paradise Inhabited by Devils: The Jesuits' Civilizing Mission in Early Modern Naples

A Paradise Inhabited by Devils: The Jesuits' Civilizing Mission in Early Modern Naples

1st Edition

Jennifer D. Selwyn
September 28, 2004

In recent years much scholarly attention has been focused on the encounter of cultures during the early modern period, and the global implications that such encounters held. As a result of this work, scholars have now begun to re-evaluate many aspects of early culture contact, not least with...

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