Readership: Students and scholars of early modern church history; of early modern European literatures
Edited by Katherine Van Liere, Professor, Department of History, Calvin College, Simon Ditchfield, Reader in History, University of York, and Howard Louthan, Professor, Department of History, University of Florida
Katherine Van Liere is professor of history at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of early modern Spain, and has published numerous articles on Renaissance humanism, education, and historiography. Her current research focuses on the historical writings of Ambrosio de Morales and Antonio Agustín.
Simon Ditchfield is reader in history at the University of York, England. He specialises in Roman Catholic history writing and uses of the past in early modern society (especially Italy). He is currently completing a history about the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion for the Oxford History of the Christian Church series to be published by OUP. His next project will be a study of the world history of the Society of Jesus by Daniello Bartoli (1608-85).
Howard Louthan is professor of history at the University of Florida. He specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern central Europe. His most recent book examines the Catholic Reformation in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Bohemia. His current research focuses on the Reformation in Poland.
Part I: Church history in the Renaissance and Reformation
1: Anthony Grafton: Church history in early modern Europe: tradition and innovation
2: Euan Cameron: Primitivism, patristics and polemic in Protestant visions of early Christianity
3: Giuseppe Guazzelli: Cesare Baronio and the Roman Catholic vision of the early Church
4: Simon Ditchfield: What was sacred history? Mostly Roman Catholic uses of the Christian past after Trent
Part II: National history and sacred history
5: David Collins: The Germania illustrata, humanist history, and the Christianization of Germany
6: Katherine Van Liere: Renaissance chroniclers and the apostolic origins of Spanish Christianity
7: Howard Louthan: Catholic visions of a holy past in central Europe
8: Rosamund Oates: Elizabethan histories of English Christian Origins
9: Salvador Ryan: Reconstructing Irish Catholic history after the Reformation
Part III: Uses of sacred history in the early modern Catholic world
10: The lives of the saints in the French Renaissance c. 1500 c. 1640 (Jean-Marie Le Gall)
11: Doubting Thomas: the apostle and the Portuguese empire in early modern Asia (Liam Brockey)
12: Cultural history in the catacombs: early Christian art and Macarius s Hagioglypta (Irina Oryshkevich)
13: Scholarly pilgrims: antiquarian visions of the Holy Land (Adam Beaver)