The years following the Reformation were a time of tumultuous
change, as Europe was torn apart.Christendom Destroyedis the
rich, compelling history of an era that saw spiritual and
intellectual upheaval, savage wars and revolution, yet also the
birth of Europe as we know it.
Mark Greengrass is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sheffield. His books include Governing Passions- Peace and Reform in the French Kingdoms, 1576-1585, France in the Age of Henri IV and The European Reformation, c.1500-1618.
Mark Greengrass succeeds brilliantly in bringing to life a vanished
world that is consistently strange and surprising-and sometimes
disturbing and repellent-even as he encourages us to recognise the
ways in which it prefigures our own -- Peter Marshall * Literary
The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects * New Statesman *