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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation


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Editor's Foreword 1: Bruce Gordon: Late Medieval Christianity 2: Lyndal Roper: Martin Luther 3: Carlos Eire: Calvinism and the Reform of the Reformation 4: Brad S. Gregory: The Radical Reformation 5: Simon Ditchfield: Catholic Reformation and Renewal 6: Peter Marshall: Britain's Reformations 7: Alexandra Walsham: Reformation Legacies Further Reading Chronology Picture Acknowledgements Index

About the Author

Peter Marshall was born and raised in the Orkney Islands, and educated at Oxford University. Since 1994, he has taught at the University of Warwick, and has been Professor of History there since 2006. He is a specialist in the history of the Reformation, particularly its impact in the British Isles, and has written seven books and over fifty articles around these themes. He is a winner of the Harold J. Grimm Prize for best article in Reformation History. An editorial board member of Sixteenth Century Journal, he is a co-editor of English Historical Review. He also appears regularly on TV and radio to discuss the Reformation and history of religion, and is a frequent reviewer for a range of periodicals, including the Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, and The Tablet. He is married with three daughters, and lives in Leamington Spa.


...a scintillating state-of-the-art survey of the Reformation... a marvellous collection of essays. * Henry A. Jefferies, Iris h Historical Studies *
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation is a beautifully presented single volume overview of the Reformation, including sections devoted to its medieval background and contemporary legacy. Its seven chapters, authored by leading reformation scholars, are lavishly adorned with reproductions of books, maps, paintings, statues, and relics that bring the text to life. The book is learned, although unencumbered by footnotes, being cognizant of the latest developments in reformation research, and sometimes challenging them...the resulting work is informative, readable, and authoritative. * Benjamin B. Saunders, Reading Religion *
The illustrations are fascinating. * Robert Tanitch, Mature Times *
Very well illustrated with vivid and relevant images. * The Irish Catholic *
This is a fine book, beautifully produced, providing an easily accessible distillation of some of the best recent scholarship of the Reformation. A work of this kind is a vital resource for anyone concerned to understand what ideas, events and convictions compelled the sea changes in Christianity that took place in the sixteenth century, and, no less important, to understand the repercussions of these changes which are still felt today. * Anne Dillon, Times Literary Supplement *
This short volume does a magnificent job in providing a birds eye view of the Protestant Reformation, including appropriate maps. and illustrations that grip the historical imagination. * Mark Greengrass, University of Sheffield, Huguenot Society Journal *
This book does a fine job of unfolding the intricately decorated and richly textured fabric of this extraordinary era... a scintillating collection of essays that challenges conventional views of the Reformation. * Lucy Wooding, The Tablet *
Expert essays * Theology, Diarmaird MacCulloch *
An outstanding work of church history * Church of England Newspaper *
Splendid book * Catholic Herald *
Compelling collection...Brilliantly assembled by Peter Marshall * Literary Review, Paul Lay *
it bears comparison with the very best studies and compendia... a a hearty 'bravo' is in order * Herald, Jonathan Wright *
Wonderful... It's a huge achievement by Marshall, and by OUP, that cleverly gets the ball rolling head of the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of his Ninety-five Theses * Oxford Today *
This is a classic Illustrated Oxford History volume: its wealth of pictures forms an instructive rather than merely decorative complement to a text from some of the leading experts in the field, who present a fine panorama of current thinking on this formative era for the modern West. * Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford, and author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years *
An outstanding work of church history. * Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper *

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