Piety and the People: Religious Printing in French, 1511-1551 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)

Piety and the People: Religious Printing in French, 1511-1551 (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History)

By: Francis M. Higman (author), Professor Bruce Gordon (series_editor), Dr. Heal Heal (series_editor), Professor Kaspar Von Greyerz (series_editor), Dr. Andrew Pettegree (series_editor), Professor Roger A. Mason (series_editor), Professor Ryrie Ryrie (series_editor), Dr. Bridget Heal (series_editor), Professor Euan Cameron (series_editor), Professor Amy Nelson Burnett (series_editor)Hardback

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Did the 16th-century Reformation influence French language and culture? This book, the fullest available bibliography of religious printing in French during the early Reformation, provides the materials to answer this question. It assembles information on all known printed editions in French on religious subjects during the crucial period 1511-51 (up to the Edict of Chateaubriant), giving full bibliographical details, library locations and references in secondary literature. An alphabetical list is complemented by a chronological list, and by an analysis of editions by printers and publishers. The work provides the fullest checklist available of works and editions produced from all parts of the religious spectrum, both Roman Catholic and Protestant. It reveals who were the most active and influential writers, which were the most popular texts, and which were the most active printing centres in the field of religious printing in French. The chronological survey shows the immense growth in publications triggered by the Reformation movement, and reveals the radical change in religious sensibility during the period, from contemplative meditation to polemical debate.

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Francis M. Higman, Director of the Institute for the History of the Reformation in the University of Geneva, Switzerland


Contents: Introduction; List of works consulted; Alphabetical list; Finding list of anonymous titles; Chronological list; List of printers by city; Printers: Alphabetical; Index of proper names.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/10/1996
  • ISBN13: 9781859283509
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781859283509
  • weight: 966
  • ISBN10: 1859283500

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