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Life writing in Reformation Europe : lives of reformers by friends, disciples and foes

Author: Irena Dorota Backus
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
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This engaging study brings to light a largely neglected genre of Reformation literature, the Lives of various Reformers written after their death by contemporaries. Although far less well known than other types of writings, biography constitutes an important body of literature which sheds much light on numerous aspects of the Reformation. Utilising this important canon of reformation writing raises intriguing  Read more...
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Backus, Irena Dorota, 1950-
Life writing in Reformation Europe.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008
(DLC) 2007035129
(OCoLC)167507982
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irena Dorota Backus
ISBN: 9780754680048 0754680045 9780754660552 0754660559
OCLC Number: 318676236
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 259 pages).
Contents: Luther : instrument of God or Satan's brood. Main developments in Luther biography, 1546-1581 --
Lives of chief Swiss reformers : hagiographies, historical accounts, and exempla --
Zurich lives in the latter part of the sixteenth century --
Early lives of Calvin and Beza by friends and foes --
Post-Masson views of Calvin : Catholic and Protestant images of Calvin in the seventeenth century, or the birth of "Calvinography."
Series Title: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Responsibility: Irena Backus.
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