The Reformations of Christendom

History 165A

Spring 2013
Instructor: 
Location: 
122 WHEELER
Day & Time: 
TuTh 330-5P
CCN: 
39663
Units: 
4
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  • The European Reformations splintered Christianity, and fundamentally altered the political and cultural landscape of Europe. This course will focus on the long history of these Reformations, from their beginnings in the sixteenth centuries, to their aftereffects in the Enlightenment. In particular, it will investigate the connection between the religious events of the early modern period, and the formation of modern political society. Internal conflicts between Catholics and Protestants, attempts to suppress and repress religious heresy, efforts to impose Christianity on New World peoples: these bloody battles--we will discover--were key to the development of the economic, military, and political institutions of modern governments. By understanding them, we will seek to understand the complexities of our modern world

Course Books

The Radical Reformation by Michael Baylor Cambridge University. ISBN: 978-0521379489 Required
A Bishops Tale by Craig Harline Yale University. ISBN: 978-0300094053 Required
A Bishops Tale by Craig Harline Yale University. ISBN: 978-0300094053 Required
The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch Penguin. ISBN: 978-0143035381 Required
The Protestant Reformation by Hans Hillerbrand Harper Perennial. ISBN: 978-0061148477 Required