Krug Hall 19
Section Information for Fall 2012This course will examine the major religious reformations of the sixteenth century - both protestant and catholic - and will look at the social implications as well as theological differences of these reformations. The emphasis will be on how the current historiography - dominated by the new methodological innovations of social and cultural historians - has modified the traditional narrative of "The Reformation." MA Students will read recent monographs (generally one book per week) and write short 2 pp. reviews of the books read. There will also be a take-home final exam that attempts to tie together the reading. PhD students will write a 20-25 pp. research paper instead of the short book reviews. Reading for the class will likely include John Bossy, Christianity in the West, 1400-1700, Lyndal Roper, The Holy Household, Natalie Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France, Barbara Diefendorf, Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris, John O'Malley, The First Jesuits, Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms, Eamon Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars, Ethan Shagan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation, , Paul Seaver, Wallington's World, Benjamin Kaplan's Divided by Faith, and Malcolm Gaskill's Witchfinders. This course fulfills the “Origins to 1789” distribution requirement in European history.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.