A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe

Edited by Howard Louthan and Graeme Murdock

A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe

A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe analyses the diverse Christian cultures of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Czech lands, Austria, and lands of the Hungarian kingdom between the 15th and 18th centuries. It establishes the geography of Reformation movements across this region, and then considers different movements of reform and the role played by Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox clergy. This volume examines different contexts and social settings for reform movements, and investigates how cities, princely courts, universities, schools, books, and images helped spread ideas about reform. This volume brings together expertise on diverse lands and churches to provide the first integrated account of religious life in Central Europe during the early modern period.

Contributors are: Phillip Haberkern, Maciej Ptaszyński, Astrid von Schlachta, Márta Fata, Natalia Nowakowska, Luka Ilić, Michael Springer, Edit Szegedi, Mihály Balázs, Rona Johnston Gordon, Howard Louthan, Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, Liudmyla Sharipova, Alexander Schunka, Rudolf Schlögl, Václav Bůžek, Mark Hengerer, Michael Tworek, Pál Ács, Maria Crăciun, Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Laura Lisy-Wagner, and Graeme Murdock.
Graeme Murdock, D.Phil. (1996), University of Oxford, is Associate Professor of European History at Trinity College Dublin. His publications on Central European history include Calvinism on the Frontier: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church of Hungary and Transylvania (Oxford, 2000).

Howard Louthan, Ph.D. (1994), Princeton University, is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota. His publications include The Quest for Compromise: Peacemakers in Counter-Reformation Vienna (Cambridge, 2006) and Converting Bohemia: Force and Persuasion in the Catholic Reformation (Cambridge, 2011).


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