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    DescriptionWinner of the Wolfson Prize for history, Diarmaid MacCulloch's "Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700" charts a seismic shift in European culture that marked the beginning of the modern world. At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore the western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars and politicians, from the zealous Martin Luther nailing his Theses to the door of a Wittenburg church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order; from Thomas Cranmer, martyred for his reforms, to the ambitious Philip II, unwavering in his campaign against Europe's 'heretics'. Weaving together the many strands of Reformation and Counter-Reformation, ranging widely across Europe and even to the new world, MacCulloch also reveals as never before how these upheavals affected everyday lives - overturning ideas of love, sex, death and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age. "Magisterial and eloquent". (David Starkey). "A triumph of human sympathy". (Blair Worden, "Sunday Telegraph"). "From politics to witchcraft, from the liturgy to sex; the sweep of European history covered here is breathtakingly panoramic. This is a model work of history". (Noel Malcolm, "Sunday Telegraph" Books of the Year). "A masterpiece of readable scholarship...In its field it is the best book ever written". (David Edwards, "Guardian"). "Monumental..."Reformation" is set to become a landmark". (Lisa Jardine, "Observer"). Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His "Thomas Cranmer" won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is also the author of "A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years".

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    A Reformation
    Europe's House Divided
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140285345
    ISBN 10: 0140285342

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS
    DC22: 270.6
    Thema V1.0: NH, QRAX, NHD
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    12 July 2006
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    Diarmaid MacCulloch is a Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford, and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His Thomas Cranmer won the Whitbread Biography Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He is the author most recently of Tudor Church Militant (2000).