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HIST5032M
Module Reading List

Reformation(s): Belief and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Sara Barker
s.k.barker@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reformation(s): Belief and Culture in Early Modern Europe Reading List

Despite appearances, this bibliography is not exhaustive! You are encouraged to take initiative in seeking out additional relevant material in the University Library and on the Internet (be discriminating about what you use – try to stick to peer-reviewed journals).

There are overlaps between the various sections; please make appropriate cross references.

I try to keep this up to date, but that’s not always very easy – do let me know if you find something you think would be useful to include.

Abbreviations

CRS=Catholic Record Society publications. Records series.; HJ=The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x; JBS=The journal of British studies. ISSN: 0021-9371; JEH = Journal of ecclesiastical history. ISSN: 0022-0469; JMH= The journal of modern history. ISSN: 0022-2801; 1537-5358; P&P= Past & present. ISSN: 0031-2746; SCH = Studies in church history. ISSN: 0424-2084; TRHS = Transactions of the Royal Historical Society ISSN: 0080-4401

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Textbooks & Introductory reading

 There is no single textbook for this course and you are not expected to buy any books. However, the following works cover some or all of the themes central to the course. Some, though not all, are available in paperback:

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Religious Reformers

There are hundreds of introductions to the individual reformers and their beliefs, particularly Martin Luther and Calvin. The following are particularly useful as overviews:

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BELIEF

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The Protestant Reformation

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The Catholic Reformation

Some valuable works of reference, which offer a quick guide to unfamiliar terms and concepts:

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Religious Others (including Jews in early modern Europe)

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Conversion

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COMMUNITY & CULTURE

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Manners, Morals, and Discipline

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Anabaptism

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Quakers

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Ranters, Fifth Monarchists and Muggletonians

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Gender, Marriage and the Family/Everyday life

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Women and Gender Relations

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Marriage, Family, and Household

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Poverty and Philanthropy

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VIOLENCE

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Authority and the enforcement of religious conformity

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Especially relevant to the theme of 'Persecution and Toleration'

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Persecution of Catholics in England

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Anti-Popery in Protestant England

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Martyrs and Martyrologies

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Commemoration & Memory

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The Marian Martyrs and Foxe's Acts and Monuments

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Early Christian and Medieval Precedents

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The Theatre of Martyrdom; Public Execution

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Massacres

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Confessionalisation

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The French Wars of Religion & St Bartholomew's Day Massacre

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English Civil War (in addition to the general holdings on the Civil War & the English Seventeenth Century)

  • J. Coffey, 'Puritanism and Liberty Revisited: The Case for Toleration in the English Revolution', The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x 41(1998), pp. 961-85
  • J. C. Davis, 'Religion and the struggle for freedom in the English Revolution', The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x 35 (1992), pp. 507-30
  • M. Goldie, ‘The Search for Religious Liberty 1640-16690’, in J. Morrill (ed), The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor & Stuart Britain ISBN: 0192893270 (pbk.); 019820325X (Oxford, & New York, 1996)
  • W. Haller, Liberty and reformation in the Puritan Revolution. (New York, 1955).
  • C. Polizzotto, 'Liberty of conscience and the Whitehall debates of 1648-9', Journal of ecclesiastical history. ISSN: 0022-0469 26 (1975), pp. 69-82
  • B. Worden, 'Toleration and the Cromwellian Protectorate', in W. J. Sheils (ed.), Persecution and toleration : papers read at the twenty-second summer meeting and the twenty-third winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society, Studies in church history. ISSN: 0424-2084 21 (Oxford, 1984)
  • G. Williams, The radical Reformation (London, 1962)
  • A. Zakai, 'Religious toleration and its enemies: the Independent divines and the issue of toleration during the English Civil War', Albion. ISSN: 0095-1390 21 (1989), pp. 1-33

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John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Robert Bayle

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 The Thirty Year’s War

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Religion and National Identity

Tom Scott, 'The Problem of Nationalism in the Early Reformation', Renaissance and Reformation = Renaissance et réforme. ISSN: 0034-429x 40.4 (2017) 

Simon Burton, Michal Choptiany, and Piotr Wilczek (eds.), Protestant Majorities and Minorities in Early Modern Europe. Confessional Boundaries and Contested Identities (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht Verlage, 2019)

France: 

 England:

 Netherlands:

Exile

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TOLERATION

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Ideas of Toleration

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Coexistence and Equivocation

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Nicodemism

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Toleration in Practice

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Key Thinkers

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Humanists

This list was last updated on 28/08/2019