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Short but elegant introduction to The Reformation
on 28 February 2017
This is an excellent little book which clearly explains the main components / major developments of the Reformation in the 16th century. Unlike revisionist historians such as Christopher Haigh, Professor Collinson asserts that there is such a thing as THE Reformation, as opposed to the more recent development of "reformations" plural. The book begins with Luther, a fascinating man, and examines all aspects of the changes that took place after his 95 theses, including changes in art (how the reformation was waged in art is particularly interesting to me as a former History of Art graduate). If you are looking for a solid, elegantly written introduction to what is a complex, multi-faceted subject, I highly recommend this book.