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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 Mar. 2008
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This review is from: Reformation : Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 (Paperback)
I would venture to say that this is the best book there is on the subject of the reformation.
I particularly liked the way he was aware of the limited knowledge of the general reader. He has taken great care to impart his expertise gradually which is to be lauded. Where topics have been mentioned in passing he provides, in brackets, a page reference where the subject is covered in more detail. This is helpful because the reformation is a broad subject and a lot of topics are covered in the book's 700 pages.
He is an eloquent and elegant writer and you really get the sense that this guy knows what he is talking about. He has thoughtfully compartmentalised the book brilliantly as only an expert could do.
Obviously in an overview of the subject, everything is touched upon without going into too much detail. But this isn't a bad thing as he has expertly chosen what he thinks is most important for the reader to gain a full understanding of those tumultuous years.
It is an excellently structured book, never being desultory or hard to follow. The first part gives an introduction to the subject, the second is the reformation and its aftermath, and the short third part gives an insight on what it was like to live through. This final part also devotes a couple of chapters to attitudes to love and sex during the reformation.
If you look at the back of the book, you will not only find references and notes, but Mr Macculloch has also provided a list of further reading that he recommends on subjects that may have piqued your interest.

A more panoramic view of the this period will be hard to find.
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