Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation (2 vols)

Thomas A. Brady Jr.
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The Handbook of European History 1400-1600 brings together the best scholarship into an array of topical chapters that present current knowledge and thinking in ways useful to the specialist and accessible to students and to the educated non-specialist. Forty-one leading scholars in this field of history present the state of knowledge about the grand themes, main controversies and fruitful directions for research of European history in this era. Volume 1 (Structures and Assertions) describes the people, lands, religions and political structures which define the setting for this historical period. Volume 2 (Visions, Programs, Outcomes) covers the early stages of the process by which newly established confessional structures began to work their way among the populace.

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Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation
Volume I: Structures and Assertions
Publication Date: 12 Nov 2018
Handbook of European History 1400-1600: Late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation
Volume II: Visions, Programs, Outcomes
Publication Date: 12 Nov 2018
Thomas A. Brady, Jr. has taught at the University of Oregon, where he was President's Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, and he now teaches European history at the University of California, Berkeley. His writings include Ruling Class, Regime, and Reformation at Strasbourg, 1520-1550 (1978), Turning Swiss: Cities and Empire, 1450-1550 (1985), and Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1498-1553) and the German Reformation (1993).
Heiko A. Oberman, formerly of Harvard University and the University of Tübingen, is now Regents Professor of History and Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona. He is best known for The Harvest of Medieval Theology (1963), Masters of the Reformation (German, 1977), The Roots of Anti-Semitism (German, 1981), and Luther: Man between God and the Devil (English, 1992).
James D. Tracy has been a member of the History Department at the University of Minnesota since 1966. His major publications are Erasmus: the Growth of a Mind (1972); The Politics of Erasmus: a Pacifist Intellectual and his Political Milieu (1978); A Financial Revolution in the Habsburg Netherlands: "Renten" and "Renteniers" in the County of Holland, 1506-1565 (1985); and Holland under Habsburg Rule: the Formation of a Body Politic (1990).
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VOLUME 1: Structures and Assertions.
Introduction: Renaissance and Reformation, Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Era.
Part 1. The Framework of Everyday Life: Structures.
Jan de Vries, 'Population.'
Merry E. Wiesner, 'Family, Household, and Community.'
Thomas W. Robisheaux, 'The World of the Village.'
Bartolomé Yun, 'Economic Cycles and Structural Changes.'
John H. Munro, 'Patterns of Trade, Money, and Credit.'
Steven Rowan, 'The Urban Community: Rulers and Ruled.'
Robert W. Scribner, 'Elements of Popular Belief.'
Robert Bonfil, 'Aliens Within: The Jews and Antijudaism.'
Part 2. Politics, Power, and Authority: Assertions.
John Van Engen, 'The Church in the Fifteenth Century.'
John A. Marino, 'The Italian States in the "Long Sixteenth Century".'
Bernard Chevalier, 'France from Charles VII through Henry IV.'
David M. Loades, 'England under the Tudors.'
Volker Press, 'The Habsburg Lands: the Holy Roman Empire.'
Henry Kamen, 'The Habsburg Lands: Iberia.'
Hugo de Schepper, 'The Habsburg Lands: the Netherlands.'
Michael E. Mallet, 'The Art of War.'
James D. Tracy, 'Taxation and State Debt.'
Cemal Kafadar, 'The Ottomans and Europe.'
Wolfgang Reinhard, 'The Seaborne Empires.'
Conclusion: The Interaction of Structures and Assertions.
VOLUME 2: Visions, Programs, Outcomes.
Part 1: Visions of Reform.
Introduction: Paradigms for the Conception of a Better World.
Gerald Strauss, 'Ideas of Renovatio in Late Medieval Thought.'
Constantin Fasolt, 'Visions of Order in the Canonists and Civilians.'
Erika Rummel, 'Voices of Reform from Hus to Erasmus.'
Ronald G. Witt, 'The Humanist Movement.'
Part 2: Programs for Change.
Martin Brecht, 'Luther's Reformation.'
Peter Blickle, 'The Popular Reformation.'
Berndt Hamm, 'The Reformed Reformation: Urban Phase.'
Robert Kingdon, 'The Reformed Reformation: International Phase.'
James M. Stayer, 'The Radical Reformation.'
John Patrick Donnelly, 'Catholic Reformation: the New Orders.'
Elisabeth Gleason, 'Catholic Reformation: Papal Reform.'
Part 3: Outcomes.
Heiko A. Oberman, 'Settlements: The Empire.'
Nicolette Mout and Juliaan Woltjer, 'Settlements: the Netherlands.'
Philip Benedict, 'Settlements: France.'
Ian Hazlett, 'Settlements: the British Kingdoms.'
Christian Hermann, 'Settlements: Iberia.'
Winfried Eberhard, 'Settlements: Eastern Europe.'
Hans-Christoph Rublack, 'New Patterns of Christian Life.'
Lyndal Roper, 'The Reformation, the Family, and the Sexes.'
Brian Levack, 'The Witch Panic.'
Heinz Schilling, 'Confessional Europe: Bureaucrats, La Bonne Police, Civilizations'.
Conclusion: Elites, Princes, and Reformers — Congruent and Conflicting Strategies and Aims.
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