A History of Modern Germany: The Reformation

Front Cover
Princeton University Press, Dec 21, 1982 - History - 416 pages
0 Reviews

This first volume of a major reassessment of the last five centuries of German history deals with that age of German history which had the widest effect on the rise of modern Western civilization. Against the background of medieval culture, the author shows the origins of Luther's religion and the growth of various Protestant churches, as well as the subsequent restoration of the Roman Catholic Church. The history of the religious movements of the Reformation and the Counter Reformation is closely co-ordinated with the great transformation simultaneously taking place in the social, economic, and intellectual institutions of Europe. Included are detailed discussions of the effects of the Black Death, the rise of the cities, Luther's social ethics, The Thirty Years' War, and the Peace of Westphalia in 1648.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

II
3
III
15
IV
37
V
56
VI
87
VII
121
VIII
123
IX
153
XI
201
XII
247
XIII
249
XIV
284
XV
305
XVI
339
XVII
361
XVIII
i

X
183

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Autocracy
Gordon Tullock
Limited preview - 1987
All Book Search results »

About the author (1982)

Hajo Holborn was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University.

Bibliographic information