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The Birthpangs of Protestant England

Religious and Cultural Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Patrick Collinson
    Pages 1-27
  3. Patrick Collinson
    Pages 28-59
  4. Patrick Collinson
    Pages 60-93
  5. Patrick Collinson
    Pages 94-126
  6. Patrick Collinson
    Pages 127-155
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 156-188

About this book


'...a masterly study.' Alister McGrath, Theological Book Review '...a splendid read.' J.J.Scarisbrick, TLS '...profound, witty...of immense value.' David Loades, History Today Historians have always known that the English Reformation was more than a simple change of religious belief and practice. It altered the political constitution and, according to Max Weber, the attitudes and motives which governed the getting and investment of wealth, facilitating the rise of capitalism and industrialisation. This book investigates further implications of the transformative religious changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries for the nation, the town, the family, and for their culture.


England history nation reformation revolution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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