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Christendom Destroyed : Europe 1517-1648 (Paperback) (Mark Greengrass)

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A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe seriesFrom peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther’s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. Geographical and scientific discoveries challenged the unity of Christendom as a belief community. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us.Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass’s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe’s identity today.
A new understanding of one of the most decisive eras in European history, captured in extraordinary detail by a renowned scholar

The latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, when dramatic changes led to the collapse of Christendoma millennium in the makingand established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it.

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin Luther?s challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their beliefs in ways that shook the foundations of their religion. Geographical and scientific discoveries undermined the unity of Christendom as a belief community. In its place, Europemodern, divided, frequently at war with itselfemerged as a collection of nation-states. Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes chronicled these changes in works that continue to resonate with us. Addressing all this and more,Christendom Destroyed is award-winning historian Mark Greengrass?s magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe?s identity today.
Number of Pages: 721
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / History, Europe / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Mark Greengrass
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 31171083
UPC: 9780143127918
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2223
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