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German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650, Brady Jr., Thomas A.
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Author Name:    Brady Jr., Thomas A.

Title:   German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521717787 / 9780521717786

Seller ID:   ING9780521717786

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This book studies the connections between the political reform of the Holy Roman Empire and the German lands around 1500 and the sixteenth-century religious reformations, both Protestant and Catholic. It argues that the character of the political changes (dispersed sovereignty, local autonomy) prevented both a general reformation of the Church before 1520 and a national reformation thereafter. The resulting settlement maintained the public peace through politically structured religious communities (confessions), thereby avoiding further religious strife and fixing the confessions into the Empire s constitution. The Germans emergence into the modern era as a people having two national religions was the reformation s principal legacy to modern Germany.



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