The Reformation
0.5 Credit

This course examines and assesses the Reformation as a major transformative event in early modern European history. Students will see how the fragmentation of a unitary Latin Christendom produced not only religious change but also significantly influenced social, political and cultural developments. Topics that we will explore include: the late medieval background to the Reformation; the ideas of the principal Reformers; the radical sects; the secular implementation and enforcement of Reformation ideas; the efforts to reform Catholicism; the links between the Reformation and the Great Witch Hunt; and the Wars of Religion.{P}

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