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Module

HIS2084 : Europe's Reformations

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Luc Racaut
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to explore the intellectual and religious developments in Europe from the late middle ages to the end of the religious wars. The geographical scope of the module includes mainland Europe as well as the British kingdoms of England and Scotland.

The module aims to provide an opportunity of investigating, in some depth, selected problems including the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lecture topics may include:

First meeting
Pre-Reformation Europe
The Renaissance
The Holy Roman Empire
Luther
The spread of the Reformation in the Empire
The spread of the Reformation to Switzerland
The English Reformation
The Reformation in France before Calvin
Calvin and Geneva
The spread of Calvinism in France and the Netherlands
The French Wars of Religion I
The Council of Trent and the Catholic Reformation
The Dutch Revolt
The Spanish Armada
The French Wars of Religion II
The spread of Catholicism in the new world
The Reformation of Manners
Religion and the decline of Magic
The Edict of Nantes
The Thirty Year’s War
The English Civil War
The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Revision

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable