This reissue of Lewis Spitz' classic volume on the Reformation offers a distinguished survey of Europe's remarkable century for a new generation of students and scholars. As the author noted in the original preface, "Good narrative history, with sound generalization and synthesis, is finally the historian's most serious task. It is that which distinguished his work from that of the chronicler or the producer of monographs."
In eight chapters, covering virtually all facets of the movement known as the Reformation, this book narrates the history of Europe during four critical decades and portrays and interprets the religious, social, political, and economic changes of the 16th century as part of the church's story.
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