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The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1770 (New Approaches to European History)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521602419
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2005
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.63 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches


This second edition features an updated synthesis of the vast scholarship on the history 0f Catholicism from the Council of Trent in the middle of the sixteenth century to the suppression of the Society of Jesus in the eighteenth century. The book covers the doctrinal and ecclesiastical renewal after Trent and the progress of Catholic reconquest in various lands. It also analyses the social composition of the Tridentine clergy and the papal curia and studies the making of early modern sainthood and the enclosure of religious women. An additional chapter on The Catholic Book as well as an updated bibliography are included.

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