Reforming the North Paperback

The Kingdoms and Churches of Scandinavia, 1520-1545

by James L. Larson;

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Reforming the North

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The turbulence of the Protestant Reformation marks a turning point in European history, but the Scandinavian contribution to this revolution is not well known outside the Northern world. Reforming the North focuses on twenty-five years (1520-1545 AD) of this history, during which Scandinavians terminated the medieval Union of Kalmar, toppled the Catholic Church, ended the commercial dominance of the German Hanse, and laid the foundations for centralized states on the ruins of old institutions and organizations. This book traces the chaotic and often violent transfer of resources and authority from the decentralized structures of medieval societies to the early modern states and their territorial churches. Religious reform is regarded as an essential element in the process - in the context of social unrest, political conflict, and long-term changes in finance, trade, and warfare. Reforming the North offers a broad perspective on this turbulent period and on the implications of the Protestant Reformation for Northern history.

Reforming the North by James L. Larson was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2014. The ISBN for Reforming the North is 9781107689459.

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Details for Reforming the North

Page last updated 27th September 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (January 2014)
Number of Pages552
Thickness28 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4255128
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