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6. The political reformation

6. The political reformation  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199574339
After Emperor Charles V became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles became Luther's monarch. Although the Reformation in Germany started as a religious protest, it was also political ... More
3. ‘As if the king of each’16th and 17th centuries

3. ‘As if the king of each’: 16th and 17th centuries  

Martyn Rady

in The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191834714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792963.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198792963
Charles V did not try to unite his disparate realms, but ruled instead through the separate governments of his individual lands and kingdoms. The preferred method of 16th-century Habsburg ... More
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction  

Scott H. Hendrix

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.001.0001
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book
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9780199574339
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction details Luther's life, writings, world, and legacy. It explains the religious reformation and his importance, emphasizing the political ... More
Introductionwhat was the Holy Roman Empire?

Introduction: what was the Holy Roman Empire?  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191811241
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10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198748762
The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was founded in 800 with the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor by the pope, and was dissolved in 1806. ‘What was the Holy Roman Empire?’ ... More
4. The early modern empire (1)from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War

4. The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War  

Joachim Whaley

in The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191811241
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198748762.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198748762
‘The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War’ outlines the period from 1493 to 1648. Maximilian I’s reign (1493–1519) transformed the empire. It remained a feudal ... More
4. The historian of Florence

4. The historian of Florence  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0004
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9780198837572
‘The historian of Florence’ deals with the employment of Machiavelli's later years. In 1520, Machiavelli finally gained patronage at the Medici court and was commissioned to write the ... More
7. Still at War, 1390–1490

7. Still at War, 1390–1490  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0007
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9780192854025
The fifteenth century was a turbulent one. As in the twelfth century, an element of dynastic instability was injected into English politics at the end of the fourteenth century which ... More
IntroductionAn Old Master

Introduction: An Old Master  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0001
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9780192801630
Visiting an art gallery is the best way to get a glimpse into the Renaissance. For many people, Holbein's The Ambassadors from 1533 is an abiding image of the European Renaissance. The ... More
4. Brave new worlds

4. Brave new worlds  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0005
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9780192801630
In 1482, a new edition of Ptolemy's Geography was published. This transformed 15th-century perceptions of the shape and size of the earth. ‘Brave new worlds’ shows how Ptolemy's Geography ... More
3. The labours of reform

3. The labours of reform  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199574339
Luther wore the monastic habit until 1524 whilst simultaneously becoming leader of the evangelical movement. He didn't think he could achieve reform by himself. ‘The labours of reform’ ... More
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
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9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
6. Others

6. Others  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777066
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0007
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9780199231317
’Others’ examines the fate of outsiders and unbelievers in the Reformation. Heretics were burned by both confessions to purge them from society. Each burning produced a martyr to inspire ... More

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