HISTORY 213 - The Reformation
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This lecture course will introduce students to the Reformation, a Christian movement that reshaped Europe and the New World. Martin Luther’s challenge to Catholic belief and practice unleashed a revolutionary dynamic that moved beyond religious questions to transform the social, political, and intellectual landscape of the West — at the very moment of European state-building and colonial expansion. We will first place the Reforms in the medieval contexts from which they arose. We will then move on to consider the ways in which Reformation ideas and attitudes changed both Christianity and the world.

This course is open to all students with an interest in history. Grades will be based on two exams, a midterm and a final, two short paper assignments, and attendance/participation.


  • Carter Lindberg, The European Reformations
  • Richard Wunderli, Peasant Fires
  • Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms

HISTORY 213 - The Reformation
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 1557865752
The European reformation, Author: Carter Lindberg., Publisher: Blackwell Publishers Reprint. 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0801843871
The cheese and the worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller, Author: Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by John and Anne Tedeschi., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Johns Hopk 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0253367255
Peasant fires : the drummer of Niklashausen, Author: Richard Wunderli., Publisher: Indiana University Press 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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