Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

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In this intelligent and readable new study, the distinguished Crusade historian Norman Housley describes and analyses the principal expressions of holy war in the period from the Hussite wars to the first generation of the Reformation. The context was one of both challenge and expansion. The Ottoman Turks Religious warfare has been a recurrent feature of European history.

European Reformation and the Wars of Religion

The Ottoman Turks posed an unprecedented external threat to the 'Christian republic', while doctrinal dissent, constant warfare between states, and rebellion eroded it from within. This is a major contribution to both Crusade history and the study of the Wars of Religion of the early modern period.

Housley, Religious Warfare in Europe,

Professor Housley explores the interaction between Crusade and religious war in the broader sense, and argues that the religious violence of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was organic, in the sens that it sprang from deeply rooted proclivities within European society. Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Religious Warfare in Europe , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Religious Warfare in Europe Lists with This Book.

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Housley's story ranges from much-neglected central Europe and Iberia to the Ottoman lands, Africa, the New World, and the core lands of western Europe. Housley shifts from case studies to thematic discussions, inviting the reader to examine his conclusions from a variety of perspectives. We must all be grateful indeed to Housley for writing such an intelligent, insightful, and moving book.

It illuminates vividly and reflectively one of his eary quotations from Peter Partner: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Religious Warfare in Europe Norman Housley By a leading historian of the Crusades Incisive analysis of the theological justification and cultural background of so-called holy wars.

Religious Warfare in Europe, 1400-1536

Religious Warfare in Europe Norman Housley. Reviews of New Books "What makes Religiious Warfare extraordinarily good and of intest to scholars and students alike in any field is, first and foremost, its uncompromising comparitive perspective. Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, Norman Housley. Spiers and Jeremy A. The Christian Tradition Peter Feldmeier.

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