MEMS 213 - The Reformation
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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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

MEMS 213 - The Reformation
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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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