of the Course: The
Age of the Reformation spanned from the sixteenth to the early seventeenth century.
Until the Reformation, all of Europe was nominally united in one Christian Church.
After the Age of the Reformation, Christendom became divided. This course will
give you an overview of the religious changes that occurred in Europe and the
impact of those changes on politics, society and culture. The course is divided
into three parts. We will begin by examining the origins of the Protestant and
Catholic Reformations. The second part of the course deals with the impact of
the Reformation on politics and society after 1550 with special emphasis on
France, the Netherlands, England, Scotland and Ireland. During third part of
the course we will assess the impact of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations
on family life, gender roles, popular culture and society. We will end the course
examining the gradual rise of religious toleration in Early Modern Europe.
Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:20 PM
This course is taught by: Professor Silvia Shannon
may fulfill a requirement for: Modern Languages Majors
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