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Order of Contents

General History
Histories of the Reformation
Specific Nations:
.     Germany
.     Netherlands
.     England
.     Ireland
.     Italy
.     Spain
.     France
.     Switzerland
.     Eastern Europe

Historical Theology
Political Thought
Art

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Primary Sources
Bibliographies

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General History

The Cambridge Modern History, vols. 2 (Reformation), 3 (Religious Wars), 4 (30 Years War), 5 (Age of Louis XIV)  1907  Index 

The New Cambridge Modern History, vol. 2, (Reformation), 3 (Counter-Reformation), 4 (30 Years War), 5 (France), 6 (1688-1715)  1990

ed. Dewald, Jonathan – Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World, 6 vols.  Buy  2004

ed. Brady, Oberman & Tracy – Handbook of European History, 1400-1600, 2 vols.  Buy  1996

ed. Scott, Hamish – The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern History, 1350-1750, 2 vols.  Buy  2015 

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Maps

The Cambridge Modern History Atlas  1912  720 pp.

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Articles

Miller, Samuel – An Introductory Essay to: An Essay on the Spirit and Influence of the Reformation  1833  12 pp.

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Eve of the Reformation

Ullmann, C. – The Reformers Before the Reformation, Principally in Germany and the Netherlands, vol. 1, 2  1863

Maynard Smith, H. – Pre-Reformation England  Buy  1938  556 pp.

Hodgson, William – The Lives, Sentiments and Sufferings of Some of the Reformers and Martyrs Before, Since and Independent of the Lutheran Reformation  1867  465 pp.

trans. Malcom – Old German Theology a Hundred Years before the Reformation  with a preface by Martin Luther  1854  185 pp.  This is a primary source document

Jackson, Samuel – Huldreich Zwingli, the Reformer of German Switzerland, 1484-1531, with an Historical Survey of Switzerland before the Reformation, and a chapter on Zwingli’s Theology  1903  630 pp.

Gasquet, Abbot – The Eve of the Reformation: Studies in Religious Life and Thought of the English People in the Period Preceding the Rejection of the Roman Jurisdiction by Henry VIII  1905  415 pp.

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Histories of the Reformation

D’Aubigne, Merle – History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland, etc.  1846  4 vols. in 1

Lindsay, Thomas

The Reformation  1882  230 pp.  in Handbooks for Bible Classes

A History of the Reformation, vol. 1, 2  1908  in International Theological Library

Whitney, James Pounder – The Reformation, being an Outline of the History of the Church from 1503-1648  1907  505 pp.

“Fuller than others on Trent.” – Owen Chadwick

Smith, Preserved – The Age of the Reformation  1920  870 pp.

“An excellent one-volume study.” – Owen Chadwick

Green, V.H.H. – Renaissance & Reformation  Buy  1952

Bainton, Roland

The Age of the Reformation  1956  198 pp.

The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century  1952  300 pp.

Grimm, Harold – The Reformation Era, 1500-1650  1956  660 pp.

“Sober and up to date.” – Owen Chadwick

Sykes, Norman – The Crisis of the Reformation  125 pp.  1958

Wylie, J.A. – The History of Protestantism, vol. 1, 2, 3 

Wylie was of the Free Church of Scotland.  This is a classic, vigorous defense of Protestantism.

Leonard, Emile G. – A History of Protestantism  1968  490 pp.

Leonard (1891-1961) was a French historian who for a time taught at the Free Faculty of Reformed Theology of Aix-en-Provence.

Bettany, G.T. – A Popular History of the Reformation and Modern Protestantism  1895  555 pp.

Tulloch, John – Leaders of the Reformation: Luther, Calvin, Latimer, Knox, the Representative Men of Germany, France, England and Scotland  1860  300 pp.

Carter, Thomas – History of the Great Reformation in England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France and Italy  1860  370 pp.

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Erasmus  7

ed. Bietenholz, Peter & Thomas Deutscher – Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation, 3 vols.  Buy  1985-7

Froude, J.A. – Life and Letters of Erasmus: Lectures  1894  435 pp.

Froude was an Oxford professor of modern history.

Allen, P.S. – The Age of Erasmus  1914  300 pp.

Murray, Robert – Erasmus and Luther: their Attitude to Toleration  1920  530 pp.

Huizinga, J. – Erasmus of Rotterdam with a Selection from the Letters of Erasmus  1957  305 pp.

Phillips, M.M. – Erasmus and the Northern Renaissance  Buy  1950  236 pp.

Taylor, Henry Osborn – Erasmus and Luther  1962  Book 2 of Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century

Emerton, Ephraim – Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam  1899  575 pp.

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Literature

chs. 5-7 of The Cambridge History of English Literature, vol. 7, ‘Cavalier & Puritan’  1911

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Missions

Warneck, Gustav – Outline of a History of Protestant Missions from the Reformation to the Present Time, with an Appendix concerning Roman Catholic Missions  1906  480 pp.

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Roman Catholicism

Creighton, Mandell – A History of the Papacy During the Reformation, vol. 1 (1378-1418), 2 (1418-1464), 3 (1464-1518), 4 (1464-1518), 5 (1517-1527)  1882

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The Jesuits

McCabe, Joseph – A Candid History of the Jesuits  1913  465 pp.

Campbell, Thomas J. – The Jesuits: 1534-1931, vol. 1, 2  1921  505 pp.

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The Counter Reformation

Janelle, Pierre – The Catholic Reformation  1949  425 pp.

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The Council of Trent

Froude, James – Lectures on the Council of Trent  1896  335 pp.

Froude was an Oxford professor of modern history.

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Radicals

Kautsky, Karl – Communism in Central Europe in the Time of the Reformation  1897  305 pp.

Bibliography

Williams, George – ‘Studies in the Radical Reformation (1517-1618): A Bibliographical Survey of Research since 1939’ & ‘(Continued)’  in Church History, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Mar., 1958), pp. 46-69 & Vol. 27, No. 2 (Jun., 1958), pp. 124-160

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Germany

Article

Cartwright, T.S. – Luther; the Reformation, Two Lectures  1878  33 pp.

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1800’s

Shober, G. – A Comprehensive Account of the Rise and Progress of the Blessed Reformation of the Christian Church by Dr. Martin Luther  1818  235 pp.

Bower, Alexander – The Life of Luther, being an Account of the Early Progress of the Reformation  1824  415 pp.

Scott, John – Luther and the Lutheran Reformation, vol. 1, 2  1832

Montgomery, Robert – Luther: the Spirit of the Reformation  1843  385 pp.

Spalding, M.J. – D’Aubigné’s “History of the great Reformation in Germany and Swtizerland Reviewed, or the Reformation in Germany Examined in its Instruments, Causes and Manner…  1844  400 pp.

Spalding, a Roman Catholic, attempts to set forth ‘the other side of the story’ and not only review D’Aubigne’s work, but to provide a general history of the Reformation.

Sears, Barnas – The Life of Luther with Special Reference to its Earlier Periods and the Opening Scenes of the Reformation  1849  505 pp.

Heppe, Heinrich – The Reformers of England and Germany in the Sixteenth Century:  Their Intercourse and Correspondence.  A Historical Sketch and Original Documents  Buy  1859  225 pp.  with an Appendix containing twelve primary source letters in Latin

Mayer, Lewis – The History of the German Reformed Church, vol. 1, 2  1851

Dalton, Hermannn – John A Lasco: his Earlier Life and Labors: a Contribution to the History of the Reformation in Poland, Germany and England  1886  390 pp.

Good, James I. – History of the Reformed Church of Germany, 1620-1890  1894  655 pp.

Cubitt, George – The Life of Martin Luther, to which is prefixed an Expository Essay on the Lutheran Reformation  1853  350 pp.

Morris, John G. – The Blind Girl of Wittenberg: A Life Picture of the Times of Luther and the Reformation  1856  310 pp.

Harbaugh, H. – The Fathers of the German Reformed Church in Europe and America, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  1857

Stork, Theophilus – The Life of Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany, with an Introduction  1858  405 pp.

ed. Saint-Hilaire – Tales from Alsace, or Scenes and Portraits from Life in the Days of the Reformation, as Drawn from Old Chronicles  1868  424 pp.

Hagenback, K.R. – History of the Reformation in Germany and Switzerland Chiefly, vol. 1, 2  1878

Stork, Theophilus – The Life of Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany, with an Introduction  1858  405 pp.

Lutheran Publication Society – Luther at Wartburg Castle: a Reformation Story of 1521  1882  245 pp.

Anon. – Anecdotes of Luther and the Reformation  1883  265 pp.

Mead, Edwin – Martin Luther: a Study of the Reformation  1884  195 pp.

Seiss, Joseph – Luther and the Reformation: the Life Springs of our Liberties  1888  210 pp.

Jacobs, Henry Eyster – Martin Luther: the Hero of the Reformation, 1483-1546  1898  545 pp.

Anon. – Characters, Scenes and Incidents of the Reformation: from the Times of Luther to the Close of the Sixteenth Century  n.d.  200 pp.

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1900’s

von Ranke, Leopold – History of the Reformation in Germany  1905  815 pp.

Smith, Preserved – Life and Letters of Martin Luther  1911  540 pp.

Plummer, Alfred – The Continental Reformation in Germany, France, and Switzerland, from the birth of Luther to the death of Calvin  1912  230 pp.

Lindsay, Thomas – Luther and the German Reformation  1913  320 pp.  in The World’s Epoch-Makers  Here is a one page review by Henry M. Baird.

Lindsay was a professor in the Free Church of Scotland.

Vedder, Henry C. – The Reformation in Germany  1914  525 pp.

Vedder was a professor of Church history at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, a multi-denominational school, though it served mainly the American Baptist Church.

ed. Dau, W.H.T. – 400 Years, Commemorative Essays on the Reformation of Dr. Martin Luther and its Blessed Results400 Years, Commemorative Essays on the Reformation of Dr. Martin Luther and its Blessed Results  1916  330 pp.

Luther to 1521

Boehmer, Heinrich – Road to Reformation: Martin Luther to the Year 1521  Buy  1946  449 pp.

Rupp, E.G. – Luther’s Progress to the Diet of Worms  Buy  1951  109 pp.

Fife, Robert – The Revolt of Martin Luther  Buy  1957  726 pp.

Smith, J. Frederick – Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany until the Close of the Diet of Worms  1896  470 pp.

Beard, Charles – Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany until the Close of the Diet of Worms  1889  485 pp.

Fischer-Galati, Stephen – Ottoman Imperialism and German Protestantism  Buy  1959  156 pp.

Fischer-Galati was an American historian from Romania.

Green, Vivian – Luther and the Reformation  1964  185 pp.

Simon, Edith – Luther Alive; Martin Luther and the Making of the Reformation  1968  385 pp.

McKee, Elsie Anne – Reforming Popular Piety in Sixteenth Century Strasbourg: Katharina Schutz Zell and her Hymnbook  1994  88 pp.

Johnson, Franklin – ‘New Light on the German Reformation’  1905  2 pp.

Bishop, William Warner – ‘German Reformation Pamphlets in Princeton University Library’  1904  24 pp.

Gillet, Myrtle Mann – ‘Woman in German Literature Before and After the Reformation’  1918  29 pp.

Bainton, Luther – Here I Stand!  1951  420 pp.

Holborn, Hajo – A History of Modern Germany: The Reformation  1959  420 pp.

Dickens, A.G. – Martin Luther and the Reformation  1967  195 pp.

Forte, Dieter – Luther, Munzer and the Bookkeepers of the Reformation  1973  215 pp.

Center for Reformation Research – Early Sixteenth Century Roman Catholic Theologians and the German Reformation: a Finding List of CRR holdings  1975  62 pp.

Hendrix, Scott – Luther and the Papacy: Stages in a Reformation Conflict  1981  230 pp.

Lortz, Joseph – The Reformation in Germany, vol. 1, 2  1968  500 pp.

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2000’s

Booth, Edwin Prince – Martin Luther: Heart of the Reformation  2003  205 pp.

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From a Roman Catholic Perspective

Belloc, Hilaire

How the Reformation Happened  Buy  1950  180 pp.

Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian.

Characters of the Reformation  1955  215 pp.

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Worship

Kuhn, Anne Wicker – The Influence of the German Protestant Reformation upon the Music Worship of the Church  1942  275 pp.  Light print but readable

Brooks, Neil – ‘German Hymns in the Church Service Before the Reformation’  1910  4 pp.

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Special Studies

Bernheim, G.D. – Localities of the Reformation! which were Visited Recently in a European Tour, and Described in a Lecture  1877  25 pp.

Cameron, James – Aspects of the Lutheran Contribution to the Scottish Reformation, 1528-1552  1984  12 pp.

Mitchell, William – The Wedderburns and their Work, or the Sacred Poetry of the Scottish Reformation in its Historical Relation to that of Germany, a Lecture  1867  95 pp.

von Ranke, Leopold – Ferdinand I and Maximilian II of Austria : an essay on the political and religious state of Germany immediately after the Reformation  1853 145 pp.

Hutton, William – The Political Disturbances which Accompanied the Early Period of the Reformation in Germany  1881  41 pp.

Sehlbrede, G.E. – Wittenberg and its Association with the Reformation of Germany  1906  155 pp.

Woody, Thomas – Furstenschulen in Germany after the Reformation  1920  60 pp.

Furstenschulen was the protestant school system in Germany.

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Primary Sources

Collitz, Klara – Selections from Classical German Literature from the Reformation to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century  1914  750 pp.  In German with English annotations

ed. Robinson & Whitcomb – Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History – Period of the Early Reformation in Germany  1895  45 pp.

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Bibliography

Rockwell, William – List of References on the History of the Reformation in Germany  1917  65 pp.  Most of the references are in non-English languages

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Spirit & Significance of the Reformation

Various – The Sure Word of Prophecy: Sermons and Addresses on te Reformation and the Lutheran Church  1908  160 pp.

Schmucker, S.S. – Discourse in Commemoration of the Glorious Reformation of the Sixteenth Century  1838  130 pp.

Villers, Charles – An Essay on the Spirit and Influence of the Reformation of Luther  1805  407 pp.

Hough, Lynn – The Significance of the Protestant Reformation: a Series of Lectures  1918  105 pp.

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Martin Luther

Stoughton, John – Homes and Haunts of Luther  n.d.  285 pp.  Religious Tract Society

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The Thought of Luther

Althaus, Paul – The Ethics of Martin Luther  Buy  1972  196 pp.

Great reading!  A classic.

Bornkamm, H. – Luther’s World of Thought  Buy  1958  245 pp.

Watson, Philip – Let God be God! An Interpretation of the Theology of Martin Luther  Buy  1947  214 pp.

Rupp, E.G. – The Righteousness of God: Luther Studies  Buy  1953  365 pp.  The Birkbeck lectures in ecclesiastical history

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Melanchthon

Richard, James William – Philip Melanchthon, the Protestant Preceptor of the Reformation, 1497-1560  1898  490 pp.

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Thought of the Era

Taylor, Henry – Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century, vol. 1, 2  1920

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Netherlands

Miller, Samuel – An Introductory Essay to: The Articles of the Synod of Dort, by Thomas Scott  1856  50 pp.

Demarest, David – History and Characteristics of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church  1856  250 pp.

Arminianism

Clarke, F. Stuart – ‘Arminius’ Understanding of Calvin’  1980  21 pp.

Clarke is a Methodist.

Harrison, A.W. – The Beginnings of Arminianism to the Synod of Dort  Buy  1926

Geyl, Pieter

The Revolt of the Netherlands, 1555-1609  1932  314 pp.

“The standard work.” – Owen Chadwick

The Netherlands in the 17th Century, 1609-1715, 2 vols.  Buy  1961

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Historical Theology

Cunningham, William – The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation  Buy  1862  608 pp.

Here Cunningham is at his best, church history and the principles of the Reformation being his life’s work.

McCormack, Bruce – For Us and Our Salvation: Incarnation and Atonement in the Reformed Tradition  1993  48 pp.

McCormack surveys Calvin, Bullinger and Ursinus on the topic, though unfortunately finds the solution to his theological questions in the very highly, NOT-recommended, theology of Karl Barth, the founder of Neo-Orthodoxy.

trans. Malcom – Old German Theology a Hundred Years before the Reformation  with a preface by Martin Luther  1854  185 pp.  This is a primary source document

Muller, Gerhard – Protestant Theology in Scotland and Germany in the Early Days of the Reformation  1978/1985  15 pp.

Krauth, Charles P. – The Conservative Reformation and its Theology: as Represented in the Augsburg Confession and in the History and Literature of the Evangelical Lutheran Church  1872  855 pp.

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Political Thought

Allen, J.W. – History of Political Thought in the 16th Century  1951  520 pp.

Zagorin, Perez – A History of Political Thought in the English Revolution  1997  215 pp.

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England

History of the English Reformation & Puritan Era

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Ireland

Reid, James Seaton – History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland… from… James I with a sketch of the 16th Century, vol. 1, 2, 3  1867

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John Calvin

M’Crie, Thomas – The Early Years of John Calvin : a Fragment, 1509-1536  1880  218 pp.

Walker, Williston – John Calvin: the Organizer of Reformed Protestantism, 1509-1564  1906

Carew Hunt, R.N. – Calvin  Buy  1933  335 pp.

“Probably the best biography in English.” – Owen Chadwick

Lane, Anthony – Calvin and Bernard of Clairvaux  1993  155 pp.

Hall, Basil – John Calvin: Humanist and Theologian  Buy  1956  Historical Association  With a helpful bibliography

Steinmetz, David – Calvin in Context  Buy  2nd ed. 2010  320 pp.

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Calvin’s Thought

Wendel, Francois – Calvin: Origins and Development of his Religious Thought  1950  382 pp.

“The best book so far on Calvin’s Thought.” – Owen Chadwick

Niesel, Wilhelm – The Theology of Calvin  1956  260 pp.

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History and Character of Calvinism

McNeill, J.T. – The History and Character of Calvinism  Buy  1954  480 pp.  Also helpful for Zwingli

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Italy

M’Crie, Thomas – History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the 16th Century,  Buy  1827  455 pp.

Stoughton, John – Footprints of Italian Reformers  1881  310 pp.

Baird, Robert – Sketches of Protestantism in Italy, Past and Present, including a Notice of the Origin, History and Present State of the Waldenses  1845  425 pp.

R. Baird was the father of Henry M. Baird.  Here is a biography of Robert by Henry.

Carter, Thomas – History of the Great Reformation in England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France and Italy  1860  370 pp.

Bisceglia, John – Italy’s Contribution to the Reformation  1928  80 pp.  Presbyterian Committee of Publication

Comba, Emilio – History of the Waldenses of Italy, from their Origin to the Reformation  1889  365 pp.

Heraud, John – The Life and Times of Girolamo Savonarola: Illustrating the Progress of the Reformation in Italy during the 15th Century  1843  445 pp.

Rossetti, Gabriele – Disquisitions on the Antipapal Spirit  which Produced the Reformation; its Secret Influence on the Literature of Europe in General and of Italy in Particular, vol. 1, 2  1834

Church, Frederic – The Italian Reformers, 1534-1564  1932  445 pp.

Brown, G.K. – Italy and the Reformation to 1550  Buy  1933

Young, M. – The Life and Times of Aonio Paleario, or a History of the Italian Reformers in the 16th Century illustrated by Original Letters and Unedited Documents. vol. 1, 2  1860

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Special Topics in the Itallian Reformation

Strack, Carl – Renata of Este: a Chapter from the History of the Reformation in France and Italy  1873  255 pp.

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Historical Fiction from the Itallian Reformation

Anon. – From Dawn to Dark in Italy: a Tale of the Reformation in the 16th Century  n.d.  380 pp.

Gilbert, William – The Struggle in Farrara: a Story of the Reformation in Italy  1871  145 pp.

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Spain

M’Crie, Thomas – History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century  Buy  1842  327 pp.

Boehmer, Eduard – Bibliotheca Wiffeniana. Spanish Reformers of the Two Centuries from 1520.  Their Lives and Writings, according to the Late Benjamin B. Wiffen’s Plan and with the Use of his Materials, vol. 1, 2, 3  1874-1904

Stoughton, John – Spanish Reformers: their Memories and Dwelling Places  1883  330 pp.  Religious Tract Society

Stoughton (1807–1897) was an English Nonconformist minister and historian.

Wilkins, C.A. – Spanish Protestants in the Sixteenth Century  1897  215 pp.

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The Inquisition

Lea, Henry Charles – A History of the Inquisition in Spain, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4  1906

Limborch, Philip – The History of the Inquisition as it has Subsisted in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Venice, Sicily, Sardinia, Milan, Poland, Flanders, etc. with a particular Description of its Secret Prisons, modes of Torture, Style of Accusation, Trial, etc., Abridged  1816  565 pp.

Timpson, Thomas –  The Inquisition Revealed in its Origin, Policy, Cruelties, and History, with Memoirs of its Victims  1851  380 pp.

Religious Tract Society – The Inquisition in Spain and other Countries  18??  185 pp.

Perry & Cruz – Cultural Encounters: the Impact of the Inquisition in Spain and the New World  1991  300 pp.

Mocatta, Frederic – The Jews of Spain and Portugal and the Inquisition  1877  105 pp.

Vacandard, E. – The Inquisition, a Critical and Historical Study of the Coercive Power of the Church  1908  305 pp.

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France

Laval, Stephen – A Compendious History of the Reformation in France… from the First Beginnings of the Reformation to the Repealing of the Edict of Nantz, vol. 1, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2  1737

Smedley, Edward – History of the Reformed Religion in France, vol. 1, 2, 3  1834

Plummer, Alfred – The Continental Reformation in Germany, France, and Switzerland, from the birth of Luther to the death of Calvin  1912  230 pp.

Collett, Barry – A Long and Troubled Pilgrimage: the Correspondence of Marguerite D’Angouleme and Vittoria Colonna, 1540-1545  1993  175 pp.

Willis-Watkins, David – The Second Commandment and Church Reform: the Colloquy of St. Germaine-en-Laye, 1562  1994  88 pp.

Religious Tract Society

The History of Protestantism in France, from the Earliest Ages to the end of the Reign of Charles IX  1848  200 pp.

The History of Protestantism in France from the End of the Reign of Charles IX to the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes  1848  200 pp.

Hannah, William – Wycliffe and the Huguenots, or Sketches of the Rise of the Reformation in England and of the Early History of Protestantism in France  1860  290 pp.

Neale, J.E. – The Age of Catherine de Medici  Buy  1943

de Medici

Grant, A.J. – The Huguenots  Buy  1934

Kingdon, Robert M. – Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France (1555-1563)  Buy  1956  170 pp.

“Valuable monograph.” – Owen Chadwick

ed. Barker, S.K. – Revisiting Geneva: Robert Kingdon and the Coming of the French Wars of Religion  2012  107 pp.

Baird, Henry M.

Books

The History of the Rise of the Huguenots, vol. 1, 2  1880

Baird was a professor of the University of the City of New York.

“Vehemently pro-Huguenot…  the only full narrative in English, and had real learning as well as vigour.” – Owen Chadwick

The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre, vol. 1, 2  1886

The Huguenots and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, vol. 1, 2  1895

Theodore Beza, the Counsellor of the French Reformation, 1519-1605  1899  440 pp.

Articles

‘Hotman and the ‘Franco-Gallia”  1896  23 pp.  in The American Historical Review

Francois Hotman (1524–1590) was a Huguenot lawyer, writer and leader of those who resisted absolute monarchy.

‘The Strength and the Weakness of the Edict of Nantes’  1898  9 pp.

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Switzerland

1800’s

Hagenback, K.R. – History of the Reformation in Germany and Switzerland Chiefly, vol. 1, 2  1878

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1900’s

Jackson, Samuel – Huldreich Zwingli, the Reformer of German Switzerland, 1484-1531, with an Historical Survey of Switzerland before the Reformation, and a chapter on Zwingli’s Theology  1903  630 pp.

Plummer, Alfred – The Continental Reformation in Germany, France, and Switzerland, from the birth of Luther to the death of Calvin  1912  230 pp.

Good, James I. – History of the Swiss Reformed Church since the Reformation  1913  530 pp.

Backus, Irena – The Disputations of Baden, 1526, and Berne, 1528: Neutralizing the Early Church  1993

Butin, Philip W. – Reformed Ecclesiology: Trinitarian Grace According to Calvin  1994  50 pp.

Kingdon, Robert M. – Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France (1555-1563)  Buy  1956  170 pp.

“Valuable monograph.” – Owen Chadwick

ed. Barker, S.K. – Revisiting Geneva: Robert Kingdon and the Coming of the French Wars of Religion  2012  107 pp.

Baird, Henry M. – Theodore Beza, the Counsellor of the French Reformation, 1519-1605  1899  440 pp.

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Zwingli

Farner, Oscar – Zwingli the Reformer: his Life and Work  Buy  1952

Jackson, Samuel – Huldreich Zwingli, the Reformer of German Switzerland, 1484-1531, with an Historical Survey of Switzerland before the Reformation, and a chapter on Zwingli’s Theology  1903  630 pp.

McNeill, J.T. – The History and Character of Calvinism  Buy  1954  480 pp.  Also helpful for Zwingli

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Eastern Europe

The Cambridge History of Poland, 2 vols.  Buy  1941-50  for the Reformation in Poland and Scandinavia

Ch. 17, ‘The Scandinavian North’ & ‘Note on the Reformation in Poland’  in The Cambridge Modern History, vol. 2, ‘The Reformation’  1907

Ch. 6, ‘The Reformation in Scandinavia and the Baltic’ & Ch. 8, ‘Poland, Bohemia and Hungary’  in The New Cambridge Modern History, vol. 2, ‘Reformation’  1990

Dunkley, E.H. – The Reformation in Denmark  1948  160 pp.

Dalton, Hermannn – John A Lasco: his Earlier Life and Labors: a Contribution to the History of the Reformation in Poland, Germany and England  1886  390 pp.

Edwards, Charles E. – Protestantism in Poland: a Brief Study of its History as an Encouragement to Mission Work among the Poles  1901  60 pp.

Balogh, Francis – History of the Reformed Church in Hungary  1906  65 pp.

Louthan, Howard – Johannis Crato and the Austrian Habsburgs: Reforming a Counter-Reform Court  1994  48 pp.

History of the Protestant Church in Hungary from the Beginning of the Reformation to 1850, with special reference to Transylvania  1854  595 pp.  with an Introduction by Merle D’Aubigne

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Architecture

Randall, Katharine – Philibert De L’Orme, Protestantism and Architecture: Peculiarities of Style  1993  75 pp.

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Art

Coulton, G.G. – Art and the Reformation  1923  680 pp.  Cambridge

Christensen, Carl – Art and the Reformation in Germany  1979  280 pp.

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Encyclopedias

ed. Bietenholz, Peter & Thomas Deutscher – Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation, 3 vols.  Buy  1985-7

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 4 vols.  Buy  1996

ed. Lamport, Mark – Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation  Buy  2017  1,000 pp.

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Dictionaries

ed. Steimer, Bruno – Dictionary of the Reformation  Buy  2004  384 pp.  Encyclopedia of Theology and Church

Mullett, Michael – Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation  Buy  2010  594 pp.  Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements

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Primary Sources

Original Languages

The fullest set of Corpus Reformatorum online.

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In English

Kidd, B.J. – Documents Illustrative of the Continental Reformation  1911  760 pp.  About half of the documents or so are in non-English languages.

Kidd was an Anglican.

The Library of Christian Classics, vols. 14-26  Buy  Westminster John Knox Press  This is a liberal publisher, but an honest and standard series.

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Creeds & Confessions

ed. Dennison, 4 vols.

ed. Lumpkin, W.L. – Baptist Confessions of Faith  Buy  1959  548 pp.  This contains the largest collection of anabaptist historical confessions that is easily available.

ed. Schaff, Philip – The Creeds of Christendom, vol. 3: The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches  1877  935 pp.  For historical background on these creeds, see vol. 1, chs. 5-8.

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Anabaptists

Stayer, James – Ch. 5, ‘The Anabaptists and the Sects’  in The New Cambridge Modern History  1990/2004

Newcomb, Harvey – The Anabaptists: being an account of the progress of the Reformation in Germany, from the Diet of Worms to the death of Frederic, Elector of Saxony, comprising a history of the Anabaptists or Mennonites, , with remarks on Fanaticism, Riots, War, Oaths, Baptism, the Sabbath, and other Subjects  1836  225 pp.

Payne, Ernest – The Anabaptists of the Sixteenth Century and their Influence in the Modern World  1949  17 pp.

Smeeton, Donald – ‘Calvin’s Conflict with the Anabaptists’  1980  9 pp.

Littell, Franklin – The Anabaptist View of the Church: a Study in the Origins of Sectarian Protestantism  1958

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Confessions of Anabaptists

ed. Lumpkin, W.L. – Baptist Confessions of Faith  Buy  1959  548 pp.  This contains the largest collection of anabaptist historical confessions that is easily available.

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Bibliographies

Bainton, Roland – Bibliography of the Continental Reformation: Materials Available in English  Buy  1935, rev. 1972

Martin Luther

Bigane, John – Annotated Bibliography of Luther Studies, 1967-1977  Buy  Sixteenth Century Bibliography

Hagen, Kenneth & Franz Possett – Annotated Bibliography of Luther Studies, 1977-1983  Buy  Sixteenth Century Bibliography

Anderson, Marvin Walter – Peter Martyr: A Reformer in Exile (1542-1562). A Chronology of Biblical Writings in England and Europe  Buy  1975

ed. Baker, Derek – The Bibliography of the Reform, 1450-1648, Relating to the United Kingdom and Ireland for the Years 1955-1970  Buy  1975

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