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The Correspondence of Reginald Pole


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Abbreviations, Introduction, A Note on the Text, Chapter 1 1547-1552, Chapter 2 January-August 1553, Chapter 3 September-December 1553, Chapter 4 January-June 1554, Chapter 5 July-December 1554, Index

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Thomas F. Mayer, Augustana College, Illinois, USA


'Mayer's edition of Pole's correspondence. . .will be a major gift to Reformation research'. Journal of Ecclesiastical History '... a valuable resource for scholars working across the political, literary and theological spectrum.' Recusant History '... a most valuable source book for scholars of the English Reformation and Catholic Europe... it is no exaggeration to insist upon the outstanding contribution which Mayer has here made in the first of three volumes to be completed by a fourth, biographical volume, which should make of the whole a landmark in European historiography.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History '... for anyone with a serious interest in this frustrating but important man, Mayer's work is an essential vademecum. It is also a comprehensive guide to the relevant archival resources, and to the state of Pole scholarship from the seventeenth century to the present day. Nobody knows his way around this particular part of the scholarly world in the way that Mayer does, and we must be grateful for this additional work of guidance.' Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 'This volume has set a high standard for the rest of the project, being admirable both in its scope and impeccable research... this project can be considered definitive for Pole's surviving correspondence. Detailed footnotes, an index to persons cited in the correspondence, assiduous dating and rigorous explanation combine to create an unquestionably scholarly volume, yet one which is highly accessible.' Sixteenth Century Journals 'Thomas Mayer has performed a considerable service in editing for publication the vast bulk of the extant correspondence of Cardinal Pole...' Renaissance Quarterly '... will be a useful resource for many, and forms part of an important wider project.' History ’It can be said without qualification that Mayer's Calendar, especially volume 3, covering the years 1554-1558, should become the first port of call for all future students of Pole... Mayer has done u

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