Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation - Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 (Hardback)James Muldoon (editor), Professor James Muldoon (editor), Professor Giorgio Caravale (series editor), Professor Ralph Keen (series editor), Professor J. Christopher Warner (series editor)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 28/02/2013
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The debate about when the middle ages ended and the modern era began, has long been a staple of the historical literature. In order to further this debate, and illuminate the implications of a longue duree approach to the history of the Reformation, this collection offers a selection of essays that address the medieval-modern divide. Covering a broad range of topics - encompassing legal, social, cultural, theological and political history - the volume asks fundamental questions about how we regard history, and what historians can learn from colleagues working in other fields that may not at first glance appear to offer any obvious links. By focussing on the concept of the medieval-modern divide - in particular the relation between the Middle Ages and the Reformation - each essay examines how a medievalist deals with a specific topic or issue that is also attracting the attention of Reformation scholars. In so doing it underlines the fact that both medievalists and modernists are often involved in bridging the medieval-modern divide, but are inclined to construct parallel bridges that end between the two starting points but do not necessarily meet. As a result, the volume challenges assumptions about the strict periodization of history, and suggest that a more flexible approach will yield interesting historical insights.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 626 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
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