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  • The Reformation

  • A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300 - 1564 (The Story of Civilization, Book 6)
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 50 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (530 ratings)

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By: Will Durant
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Publisher's summary

An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant.

The sixth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformationchronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

  • the schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism;
  • the theology of Martin Luther and his societal impact;
  • the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus;
  • the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain, and Italy;
  • the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas;
  • the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, the unification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire;
  • the teachings of John Calvin; and
  • the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth century.

©1957 Will Durant (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.