• Religion

History of the Church in England

Third Edition
Author: John Moorman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819220957
Category: Religion
Page: 512
View: 2560
This authoritative account of the Church in England covers its history from earliest times to the late twentieth century. Includes chapters on the Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Medieval periods before a description of the Reformation and its effects, the Stuart period, and the Industrial Age, with a final chapter on the modern church through 1972.

    • Great Britain

Early Tudor Government, 1485–1558

Author: Steven J. Gunn
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349239658
Category: Great Britain
Page: 264
View: 7759
This marvellous new book sets the developments in the government of England under the early Tudors in the context of recent work on the fifteenth century and on continental Europe.

    • History

Reformation Fictions

Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England
Author: Antoinina Bevan Zlatar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019960469X
Category: History
Page: 239
View: 6458
Reformation Fictions rehabilitates a body of little-known Elizabethan texts. It takes some twenty polemical Protestant dialogues written predominantly by puritan clerics, and for the first time gives them a literary, historicist and, to a lesser extent, theological reading.

    • History

Documents of the English Reformation 1526-1701

Author: Gerald Lewis Bray
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
ISBN: 9780227172391
Category: History
Page: 675
View: 540
The influence of the Book of Common Prayer and the King James version of the Bible created the modern English language, but there has been no collection of contemporary documents available to show how the momentous social and political changes took place. Gerald Bray's comprehensive collection covers the period from 1526 to 1700. The book contains many texts previously relatively inaccessible, along with others more widely known. The book also provides informative appendixes, including comparative tables of the different articles and confessions, showing their mutual relationships and dependence. Containing fifty-eight documents covering all the main Statutes, Injunctions and Orders, Prefaces to prayer books, Biblical translations and other relevant texts, Documents of the English Reformation is an invaluable resource for students, and a useful aide memoire for scholars in Theology, the English Church, and late medieval and early modern English history.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Cranmer

A Life
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300074482
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 692
View: 7107
The first major biography of its subject in more than thirty years makes use of new British manuscript sources to draw a rich portrait of Henry VIII's archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the Reformation. UP.

    • Social Science

Writing the Reformation: Acts and Monuments and the Jacobean History Play

Acts and Monuments and the Jacobean History Play
Author: Marsha Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351741640
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 6029
This title was first published in 2002. This work invests the post-Shakespearean history plays of the Jacobean era - including among others Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" (1613), Dekker's "The Whore of Babylon" (1606), and Heywood's "If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody" (1604-5)-with new significance by recognizing the role they played in popularizing and re-appropriating Foxe's "Book of Martyrs", one of the most formative and culturally significant Reformation texts. This study presents the historical stage as a site of a continuing Reformation debate over the nature of political authority, the validity of conscience and the challenge to social and gender hierarchies implicit in Protestant doctrine. Relating each play to contemporary political events, the book demonstrates the role of the Jacobean stage in promoting reformation and informing with providential meaning the events unfolding outside the theatre.

    • History

Six Renaissance Men and Women

Innovation, Biography and Cultural Creativity in Tudor England, C.1450-1560
Author: Elisabeth Salter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754654407
Category: History
Page: 167
View: 3803
In this innovative study, Elisabeth Salter reconstructs the lives of six men and women of the early Renaissance and leads us on a quest to reconstruct their lost cultural worlds.The six men and women are all figures from the margins of the royal courts during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. This book will appeal to historians of the late-medieval period and the Renaissance, and will serve as an exemplary model to scholars of biographical reconstruction.

    • Religion

Reformation Christianity

Author: Peter Matheson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800634155
Category: Religion
Page: 306
View: 2114
Perhaps no period in Christian history experienced such social tumult and upheaval as the Reformation, as it quickly became apparent that social and political issues, finding deep resonance with the common people, were deeply entwined with religious ones raised by the Reformers.Led by eminent Reformation historian Peter Matheson, this volume of A People's History of Christianity explores such topics as child-bearing, a good death, rural and village piety, and more. Includes 50 illustrations, maps, and an 8-page color gallery.Visit the companion Web site at www.peopleshistoryofchristianity.com

    • History

Elizabeth I

Author: Christopher Haigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317873610
Category: History
Page: 260
View: 8217
The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history - the "Golden Age". This celebrated and influential study reconsiders how Elizabeth achieved this, and the ways in which she exercised her power. It analyses the nature of her power through an examination of her relations with Parliament, the Council of Ministers, the Church, the nobility, military and the English people themselves.

    • History

The Later Tudors

England, 1547-1603
Author: Penry Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192880444
Category: History
Page: 606
View: 7721
The Later Tudors is an authoritative and comprehensive study of England between the accession of Edward VI and the death of Elizabeth I--a turbulent period of conflict amongst European nations, and between warring Catholics and Protestants. These internal and external struggles created anxiety in England, but by the end of Elizabeth's reign the nation had achieved a remarkable sense of political and religious identity. Penry Williams combines the political, religious and economic historyof the nation with a broader analysis of English society, family relations, and culture, in order to explain the workings and development of the English state. The result is an incisive and wide-ranging analysis that culminates in an assessment of England's part in the shaping of the New World. 'It should hold its own for some time ... the best account for the serious reader' History Today

    • Religion


A Christian History
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125818
Category: Religion
Page: 337
View: 4711
Examines the role of silence in the history of the Christian faith, including the silent prayers of the faithful, the role of silence in monasteries, and the more negative forms of silence, particularly in dealing with the Catholic Church's internal sex scandals.

    • Religion

From Icons to Idols

Documents on the Image Debate in Reformation England
Author: David J. Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0227906055
Category: Religion
Page: 222
View: 6583
The debate over religious images was fundamental to the development of the Reformation. Even before the Reformation, iconoclasm and the critique of image devotion were marks of religious radicalism. Protestant reformers embraced iconoclasm as a means of condemning Catholic corruption and illustrating their war against idolatry. From Icons to Idols provides an accessible, important edition of primary sources on this critical aspect of the Reformation in England. The documents in this collection track the image debate across the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, highlighting the complexities and diversity of arguments and positions held by both Protestants and Catholics. The documents also demonstrate the variety of individuals who engaged in the debate over images. Included here are bishops and theologians, printers and inquisitors, cardinals and artists, suggesting that the question of idolatry was no mere academic exercise.

    • History


Europe's House Divided 1490-1700
Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926600
Category: History
Page: 864
View: 5594
The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation which it provoked. The Reformation is where the modern world painfully and dramatically began, and MacCulloch's great history of it is recognised as the best modern account.

    • Religion

Anglicanism and the Western Christian Tradition

Continuity, Change and the Search for Communion
Author: Stephen Platten
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Category: Religion
Page: 276
View: 9240
This volume includes lectures from high profile figures from academia and the Church. Anglian and Catholic voices explores continuity and change in the Anglican Church and its relations with Rome, from its earliest days onwards.

    • Religion

On the Truth of Holy Scripture

Author: John Wycliffe
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
ISBN: 9781580440318
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 622

    • History

Carnal Knowledge

Regulating Sex in England, 1470–1600
Author: Martin Ingram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107179874
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 2251
How was the law used to control sex in Tudor England? What were the differences between secular and religious practice? This major study reveals that - contrary to what historians have often supposed - in pre-Reformation England both ecclesiastical and secular (especially urban) courts were already highly active in regulating sex. They not only enforced clerical celibacy and sought to combat prostitution but also restrained the pre- and extramarital sexual activities of laypeople more generally. Initially destabilising, the religious and institutional changes of 1530-60 eventually led to important new developments that tightened the regime further. There were striking innovations in the use of shaming punishments in provincial towns and experiments in the practice of public penance in the church courts, while Bridewell transformed the situation in London. Allowing the clergy to marry was a milestone of a different sort. Together these changes contributed to a marked shift in the moral climate by 1600.

    • History

The English and Their History

Author: Robert Tombs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874775
Category: History
Page: 1040
View: 8260
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Robert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history. The English have come a long way from those first precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today’s England. Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and ever-changing relations with other peoples. Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history, have argued about it, forgotten it and yet been shaped by it. These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identity. Rather to their surprise, as ties within the United Kingdom loosen, the English are suddenly embarking on a new chapter. The English and Their History, the first single-volume work on this scale for more than half a century, and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship, presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story, bringing out the strength and resilience of English government, the deep patterns of division and also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of danger.

    • History

Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447-1603

English Expansion and the End of Gaelic Rule
Author: Steven G. Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317901428
Category: History
Page: 460
View: 7009
The second edition of Steven Ellis's formidable work represents not only a survey, but also a critique of traditional perspectives on the making of modern Ireland. It explores Ireland both as a frontier society divided between English and Gaelic worlds, and also as a problem of government within the wider Tudor state. This edition includes two major new chapters: the first extending the coverage back a generation, to assess the impact on English Ireland of the crisis of lordship that accompanied the Lancastrian collapse in France and England; and the second greatly extending the material on the Gaelic response to Tudor expansion.

    • Middle Ages


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Middle Ages
Page: N.A
View: 9912