Add to Cart. Christendom Destroyed by Mark Greengrass, 9780141978529, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. It might have been better if the author had focused on creating case studies of various country or regions in Europe, and how they changed during this period. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. inc. GST. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the si That being said, it is wonderfully written, concise and descriptive; it maintains an academic tone while simultaneously being engaging. Overall, while not an easy book, Christendom Destroyed illuminates all corners of the continent, offers a coherent interpretative framework and repays close engagement with individual findings—at least to the extent that the series format allows. The reformation and the counter-reformation resulted in a series of political battles that have marked Europe to this day. Be the first to review this product with admirable clarity and a notable lack of condescension.”—Wall Street Journal “An immensely well-informed, informative and engaging account of the disintegration of “Christendom… Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 Mark Greengrass This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. See all 32 positive reviews › Eric C. Petersen. Write a review. A broad history of Europe during the Reformation and the Wars of Religion that covers culture & society, economics, and, obviously, religion & politics. Narrated by James Cameron Stewart. Even Henry VIII's marital issues pass in a few sentences. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk. Then a few 100 pages later Westphelia is covered in 2 pages. Unfortunately, I don't think the author does an adequate job of demonstrating the validity of the concept of Christendom, or more specifically, documenting that it was a meaningful term throughout the area in question, and perceived across that geographic diversity in consistent. Lisez des commentaires honnêtes et non biaisés sur les produits de la part nos utilisateurs. Trying to read it casually was difficult because of the unbelievable complexity of the times - hundreds of territories, duchies, commonwealths and other political entities, aside from the French and Spanish kingdoms, all of which play a role at some time. February 15, 2015. There are sections of text which provide a bit too much information and could be shortened somehow, since the majority of readers are themselves not historians and do not require the extent of evidence and argument that is given - in places the book reads slightly like a thesis paper, though that is indeed a difficult balance to maintain, I know - but overall, it is an engaging and pleasant read. Overall, while not an easy book, Christendom Destroyed illuminates all corners of the continent, offers a coherent interpretative framework and repays close engagement with individual findings—at least to the extent that the series format allows. With this title I presumed things would start with the 95 Theses at Wittenberg. Allen Lane; 722 pages; £30. christendom destroyed europe 1517 1648 the penguin history of europe Nov 08, 2020 Posted By Jir? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is well-written, well-researched, and full of information. This volume organizes a very broad and complex topic, the history of a continent through 130 years, around a relatively simple concept: that at the beginning of the period, there was Christendom, and at the end, Europe. or go back and start at the beginning? I wanted to find a good history read about this period and this book is superb. Narrator. The Christendom that is destroyed is the concept of belonging to a single community. See 2 questions about Christendom Destroyed…, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. Christendom Destroyed is a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today. Refresh and try again. Christendom Destroyed - Europe 1517-1648 (Mark Greengrass, 2014) Saw a favorable review, and am trying to get a better handle on this period (some overlap with this book, for example). This does not inspire confidence in the review writer’s ability to offer an informed assessment of the book. Welcome back. by Mark Greengrass. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Welcome to the website of Mark Greengrass. Greengrass spent way more energy, time, words, pages cataloging wars and battles for my taste while I prefer human characters and interactions. I am an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield and author, most recently, of Christendom Destroyed. Engagingly written, remarkably comprehensive in scope, impeccable in its scholarship, it should find a wide readership which will be rewarded with a new understanding of one of the most decisive eras in European history. by Mark Greengrass. Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648 by Mark Greengrass. by Viking. The next 300 pages focus, appropriately, on the cataclysmic religious upheaval and conflicts of the time. “Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. The review of 'Christendom Destroyed' by Mark Greengrass in The Economist contains some serious errors and misconceptions. Their suffering was compounded by climatic conditions that resulted in years of poor harvests. Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass's magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today. Verified Purchase. There are sections of text which provide a bit too much information and could be shortened somehow, since the majority of readers are themselves not historians and do not. The Penguin History of Europe . Ostensibly a book covering the religious cataclysm that engulfed Europe between Luther's 95 theses and the peace of Westphalia, the first 250 pages barely touch religion at all as Greengrass takes us on a whirlwind tour of the intellectual and cultural changes that Europe underwent in this period as post-Renaissance Christendom morphed into Enlightenment Europe. The reality is the book is well researched but covers too much and doesn't do justice to any one topic. The details on social structure and daily life were fascinating and full of rich details. --Kirkus Reviews "Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. Akagawa Media TEXT ID 66881896 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library europe 1517 1648 mark greengrass formats editions ebook 3 jul 2014 paperback 27 may 2015 buy from amazon apple books google play kobo booktopia ebookscom view That being said, it is wonderfully written, concise and descriptive; it maintains an academic tone while simultaneously being engaging. Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. The Christendom that is destroyed is the concept of belonging to a single community. The overall theme is that Christendom was a project which united western Christianity. Cut off text on maps. Excellent history. This volume organizes a very broad and complex topic, the history of a continent through 130 years, around a relatively simple concept: that at the beginning of the period, there was Christendom, and at the end, Europe. "The latest volume to appear in the Penguin History of Europe. The first 250 pages are an engaging and useful study of the period itself--an examination of commerce, national interests, population, etc., all done with excellent perspective. This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. This is a whirlwind tour of a very tumultuous period of Europe. A history of the period, which requires knowing a fair amount of the history. Even casual history fans would enjoy the way the book is written. The subsequent divisions, fed by dynastic rivalries and military changes, fundamentally altered the relations between ruler and ruled. “Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. It is a long read but very interesting and well worth the time. —Kirkus Reviews “Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. More from the same. It will lead you to explore many facets of the life and history around the Reformation. Much else went into these conflicts beyond that, of course, but wars between princes were made much, much worse by 'belief'and its radicalization. This was a thorough over view of the religious and geopolitical changes going on in Europe during one of the most controversial times in European history. However, I thought it was a little hard to follow in some ways for the general, non-expert, reader. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My preference is for history that brings the people alive; nevertheless Greengrass covers the ground he set out to cover (no pun intended) and does it well in his style. Europe, with all its divisions, emerged instead as a geographical projection. “Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. This book looks terrific - has anyone read the other books in the Penguin History of Europe? This is all to say that one doesn't need to read the whole book to benefit from it. However. The back cover, for example, points out that this is the era of Shakespeare, More, and Montaigne yet none of these individuals get more than a passing mention, and the arts and literature are given almost no attention. “Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. “The Penguin History of Europe series...is one of contemporary publishing’s great projects”. The Pusuit of Glory is magnificent and highly recommendable, but I don't believe it matters which book you begin with. A horrible book to read with a lost anchor. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. This books publish date is Nov 28, 2014 and it has a suggested retail price of $45.00. Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648 by Mark Greengrass. --Peter Marshall, Literary Review (UK) "[Christendom Destroyed] offers insight into the extraordinary turmoil that the average European endured in an era typically described through reverent admiration for art, architecture, and intellectual development. The period following the Protestant Reformation witnessed the progressive and eventually comprehensive disintegration of that project, and the myth which lay behind it. This book looks at the Reformation and Wars of Religion period in 16th and 17th century Europe. A very long, detailed and, at times, long winding book. Positively crammed with information, unfortunately to the point that it's quite overwhelming. Akagawa Media TEXT ID 66881896 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library europe 1517 1648 mark greengrass formats editions ebook 3 jul 2014 paperback 27 may 2015 buy from amazon apple books google play kobo booktopia ebookscom view Then there are the Habsurg lineages where I could not easily keep track of the many Fredericks and Maximilians. Trying to read it casually was difficult because of the unbelievable complexity of the times - hundreds of territories, duchies, commonwealths and other political entities, aside from the French and Spanish kingdoms, all of w. An amazing historical period of epic proportions, about which I previously knew little. Greengrass starts with describing common life during the 16th and 17th centuries (living conditions, science/philosophy, discoveries in the New World, colonialism, communication and printing). Share your thoughts Complete your review. I have to say immediately that this will be brief and from a layman's perspective, because my knowledge of history is limited to my sporadic consumption of dense history books such as this one. Please also note that most five star reviews seems to be truly fake. A couple pages each. This book looks at the Reformation and Wars of Religion period in 16th and 17th century Europe. Greengrass spent way more energy, time, words, pages cataloging wars and battles for my taste while I prefer human characters and interactions. Request full-text PDF. Chronicling these dramatic changes, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Cervantes created works that continue to resonate with us. Their suffering was compounded by climatic conditions that resulted in years of poor harvests. LibraryThing Review User Review - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing. Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 (The Penguin history of Europe) eBook: Greengrass, Mark: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Greengrass starts with describing common life during the 16th and 17th centuries (living conditions, science/philosophy, discoveries in the New World, colonialism, communication and printing). The author seems to jump from one region of Europe to another too quickly. A big picture look at all of Europe over a larger time than 1517-1648. Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648. by Mark Greengrass. The Wall Street Journal The political and religious conflicts of early modern Europe receive high-quality treatment from Greengrass.... an excellent addition to the new Penguin History of Europe. I received this book through First Reads, and am extremely glad I got to read it. This mammoth covered all aspects you could imagine in 1517-1648 Europe. After this he zooms in on the politico-religious developments of the 16th and 17th century. I suppose what I'm asking is, should I start here? Early frosts and short, wet summers that ended up damaging crops? Nope. —Kirkus Reviews "Christendom Destroyed is a magnificent achievement. Reviews; Previous Projects; Future Projects; Mark Greengrass ; Blog; Home. Add to Wish List. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. An amazing historical period of epic proportions, about which I previously knew little. It is too vast a stage with a cast of thousands, where I have trouble seeing the forest because of the many trees. Spanning the years 1517 to 1648, Christendom Destroyed is Mark Greengrass' magnum opus: a rich tapestry that fosters a deeper understanding of Europe's identity today. And in the ensuing conflicts, people suffered. Christendom Destroyed. Laird Russell Yearwood. To see what your friends thought of this book. Engagingly written, remarkably comprehensive in scope, impeccable in its scholarship, it should find a wide readership which will be rewarded with a new understanding of one of the most decisive eras in European history. Don't get in a hurry with this book. Share your thoughts Complete your review. This is a massive book, not simply in size but in scope and ambition. Recommended to Jan-Maat by: Ilse. This book fills in that gap; however, I still don't understand it well. Greengrass should have chosen to outline the political developments first and then zoom in on details (for example the importance of printing and the influence of colonies on the war campaigns). 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