The Counter Reformation: Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe by Martin D. W. JonesThe Counter Reformation: Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe by Martin D. W. Jones

The Counter Reformation: Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe

byMartin D. W. Jones

Paperback | March 31, 1995

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The Counter Reformation is part of the Cambridge Topics in History series which looks at key A-level topics through a stimulating selection of original documents and other source material. In recent years historians have transformed the very meaning of the term 'Counter Reformation'. Scholarship has broken free of the partisan bias which misinterpreted the events of the decline and resurgence of the medieval Christian Church. In this text, Martin Jones uses a wide variety of original sources to reveal the true nature of the medieval religious landscape. He explores new insights into issues and events which explain why the old term 'Counter Reformation' is so inappropriate that it cannot now be used without major qualification. A wide range of primary sources, many previously unpublished, is combined with examination-based questions to test the students' skill in evaluating historical evidence. A full introduction, narrative and analysis accompany each topic.
Title:The Counter Reformation: Religion and Society in Early Modern EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:March 31, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521439930

ISBN - 13:9780521439930

Appropriate for ages: 16 - adult

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Varieties of belief: late medieval religion and the people; 2. Internal reform 1480-1542; 3. Countering the Reformation 1517-45; 4. The Council of Trent; 5. Structural reform; 6. Reformation in the parishes: clergy and people; 7. The impact of reform: three problems; 8. Fire and sword: four studies in Counter Reformation; Suggestions for further reading.

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Modern research has so transformed our understanding of the Catholic world between 1400 and 1700 that the term 'Counter Reformation' cannot now be used without major qualification. How did Catholicism survive the Reformation onslaught, regenerate itself and even recover lost ground? In the long term, how successful were the campaigns to reform the church and counter Protestantism-and why was the latter less important than the former?