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Europe's Reformations, 1450-1650: Doctrine, Politics, and Community

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In this widely praised history, noted scholar James D. Tracy offers a comprehensive, lucid, and masterful exploration of early modern Europe's key turning point. Establishing a new standard for histories of the Reformation, Tracy explores the complex religious, political, and social processes that made change possible, even as he synthesizes new understandings of the profo ...more
Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 9th 2006 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published October 1999)
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Charles Nicholas Saenz
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James D. Tracy structured his survey of the Reformation around two simple premises. First, the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century was one of several reform movements in the history of Western Christendom. Second, though religion serves as an important motive force behind history, it is one among many. Both views are in line with much recent scholarship concerning the period and offer an approach in keeping with the times.

Regarding the format of the book, Tracy focuses on doctrinal,
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