Contents: Introduction, Bridget Heal; Part I Princes: Hubmaier, Schappeler, and Hergot on social revolution, Tom Scott; The politics of law and gospel: the Protestant prince and the Holy Roman Empire, C. Scott Dixon; Rich and poor in Reformation Augsburg: the city council, the Fugger bank and the formation of a bi-confessional society, Bernd Roeck; The contest for control of urban centres in Southwest France during the early years of the Wars of Religion, Kevin Gould. Part II Clergy: The 'new clergies' in Europe: Protestant pastors and Catholic Reform clergy after the Reformation, Luise Schorn-SchA1/4tte; The clergy and parish discipline in England, 1570-1640, Christopher Haigh; The Virgin Mary and the publican: Lutheranism and social order in Transylvania, Christine Peters; Kirk in danger: Presbyterian political divinity in 2 eras, Michael F. Graham. Part III People: Fairies, Egyptians and elders: multiple cosmologies in Post-Reformation Scotland, Margo Todd; Sacred spas? Healing springs and religion in Post-Reformation Britain, Alexandra Walsham; The reformation of astronomy, Adam Mosley; French books at the Frankfurt fair, Andrew Pettegree; Index.
Dr Bridget Heal is a Lecturer at the University of St Andrews, UK and Professor Ole Grell is Professor in Early Modern History at the Open University, UK. Bridget Heal, Tom Scott, C. Scott Dixon, Bernd Roeck, Kevin Gould, Luise Schorn-Schutte, Christopher Haigh, Christine Peters, Michael F. Graham, Margo Todd, Alexandra Walsham, Adam Mosley, Andrew Pettegree.
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