Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies Vol. 79
Continuing the tradition of historiographic studies, this new volume provides an update on research in Reformation and early modern Europe. Written by expert scholars in the field, these eighteen essays explore the fundamental points of Reformation and early modern history in religious studies, European regional studies, and social and cultural studies. Each author reviews the present state of research in the field, new trends, key issues scholars are working with, and fundamental works in their subject area, including the wide range of electronic resources now available to researchers.
Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research is a valuable resource for students and scholars of early modern Europe.
Comprehensive and lucidly written, Whitford’s outstanding new research guide to the last fifteen years of scholarship on the Reformation and early modern Europe will enlighten and please both lay and scholarly readers at all levels.
—Steven Ozment, Harvard University
This third Guide to Research in Reformation, edited by David Whitford, follows from those edited by Steven Ozment (1982) and William Maltby (1992), and is as indispensable a resource as its predecessors. This volume speaks to the historiographical questions of the moment, and includes assessments of sources available on the Internet, something not examined in prior volumes. After fifteen years, this new volume is a welcome addition to this dynamic field.
—Susan E. Dinan, William Paterson University
This valuable and long overdue book will be useful for students and scholars seeking to learn the state of a particular field, especially outside one’s area of expertise. The articles are well written and clear, with an exposition of the main issues in the field, a survey of important secondary literature, a listing of published sources, and suggestions for future research, emphasizing connections between historiographical traditions. Chapters on east central Europe, Jewish history, and Catholicism mean that this really is a guide to Reformation and early modern European history.
—Marc R. Forster, Connecticut College