The Reformation (The Story of Civilization VI)

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An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant

The sixth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, '' The Reformation'' chronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter:

-the schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism;
-the theology of Martin Luther and his societal impact;
-the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus;
-the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain, and Italy;
-the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas;
-the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, the unification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire;
-the teachings of John Calvin; and
-the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth century.

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WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues such as the brotherhood of man and social reform long before such issues were popular, Durant, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over. 

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