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Seller: ancientgifts (4,349) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381821324982 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Roland H. Bainton. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 288 pages. Publisher: The Beacon Press (1985). Bainton presents the many strands that made up the Reformation in a single, brilliantly coherent account. He discusses the background for Luther's irreparable breach with the Church and its ramifications for 16th Century Europe, giving thorough accounts of the Diet of Worms, the institution of the Holy Commonwealth of Geneva, Henry VIII's break with Rome, and William the Silent's struggle for Dutch independence. CONDITION: "VERY GOOD". Unread oversized softcover. Beacon Press (1985) 288 pages. Clearly never read, pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. However inside it is evident that the original owner must have written their name on the underside of the front cover, as it (presumably, or something at least) has been marked out with a black marker. So on the underside of the front cover there is an area about 3x1 inches which is marked out in black, and the black marker has bled through to the front cover, so there's a "blob" of black visible to the top side of the front cover. Otherwise, except for some very, very mild rubbing and edge and corner shelfwear to the covers, it is almost "as new". I would add for the record that, of course, the gloss white back cover is yellowed at the edges, and the pages inside are ever-so-faintly tanned at the edges. There's no "reading crease" to the spine of course, and except for these very minor, purely superficial, cosmetic blemishes the book is almost "like new". Except for the black marker overwriting what we presume to be the original owner's identifying information on the underside of the front cover, were that absent, the book would grade as "like new" with merely some very, very mild shelfwear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1537a. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Roland Herbert Bainton was Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale. He is the author of "Here I stand", the biography of Martin Luther, as well as monograms on important "Heretics of the Reformation"; Servetus, Castello, Ochino, and Joris. He has also written "The Church of our Fathers" and "The Travail of Religious Liberty". Dr. Bainton served in World War I with the Quaker unit of the American Red Cross. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Dr. Bainton writes in a crisp and lively style, and his scholarship is never obtrusive. Only a scholar fully conversant with his theme could have achieved such a masterly compression of a century's almost chaotic detail. Here the main aspects are clearly distinguished and the central issues receive significant comment. This book is a masterpiece for the clarity and understanding which Bainton brings to his subject. REVIEW: Honored as one of the "outstanding religious books" of the year by the American Library Association's Religious Books Round Table in these words: "The evolution of the economic, political, and cultural world of the sixteenth century resulted also in religious divisions. The author portrays dissensions, heresies, and inquisitions with clarity. He gives perspective and character to the background and events surrounding Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Anglicanism, and the Reformed Churches. Bainton's "Reformation" meets a need that has long been felt. This is "popular" history only in the sense that ordinary people can read it without a dictionary. More fascinating and readable than a novel, it is also thorough scholarship. REVIEW: We have here the first thoroughly scholarly, yet popular history of the Reformation to be written for a full generation. Would that we had more history like this, so well-proportioned in its emphasis, and so pertinent to the understanding of history now in the making. "The Reformation" is a vigorous, popularly written history of the Revolution which contracts a vast body of scholarship into a little space. Contemporary woodcuts handsomely set off the text. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: First, I must admit that I like history, but I am not very familiar with the Reformation. Having said that, I think Roland Bainton's book is an excellent introduction to the topic. It is very well written, well researched, and well presented. I was duly impressed with the author's ability to tell the story of what happened - the key discussions, decisions, participants, etc. without boring the reader. You can tell that Dr. Bainton possesses a deep understanding of this era. I highly recommend this book to anyone hoping to learn more about this important part of European (and Christian church) history. You will learn a lot, and the author's profound analysis is well worth the read. REVIEW: As is the case with almost all of Bainton's books, this book is very well written, easy to follow, and contains a good amount of historical facts and evidence. This text is very well researched, just take a look at the bibliography. However, the reader should keep in mind that this is a type of survey text, not a text with a specific target topic in mind within the Reformation; though Bainton does detail several key elements which he believes helped to shape the overall movement in Europe. Bainton covers all the major figures, movements, creeds, Papal Bulls, positions, assertions, and historical settings which occurred during the Reformation. Some detail is left out (for further research), but for a survey text on the Reformation, this is one of the best! Bainton begins with Luther (who is the core source of the Reformation) in Germany and then expands out into other areas and People who help to promulgate the ideas of Luther. He discusses the various movements such as Calvinism, Lutheranism, the Anabaptists, etc. Bainton also discusses the political atmosphere of the Reformation and details the ideas of nobility and political figures within the Reformation who either hindered or aided the movement. Finally, Bainton discusses the economic situations of various areas, its effects and ramifications of the Reformation. Overall, this is a wonderful survey text to whet the appetite of the reader regarding the Reformation. Bainton has very easy to read writing style and he keeps his audience's attention well. If you are interested in the Reformation and have yet to really dig deep into the issues, then this is a great place to start. If you are seasoned researcher of the Reformation, I still believe you will glean some wonderful gold nuggets of facts and information from this text. REVIEW: This is an example of what the fruits of scholarship should yield: careful, concise, clear, simple but uncompromised prose, moving from insight to insight, nothing gratuitous. If only such a book were available for every period in cultural history. Bainton renders the phenomena surrounding the Reformation so lucidly; really, in its own careful way, a small masterpiece. REVIEW: A concise yet not shallow study with unique vocabulary showing the interaction between the Roman Catholics, Luther, Calvin and the Anabaptists in the 16th Century and the impact on political, economic and family life. Bainton describes the breach between Luther and Roman Catholicism. The major figures are Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Erasmus, Knox, and Cranmer. He utilizes compare and contrasts on doctrines and positions; such as, justification by faith, predestination, separation of church and state. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. 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