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Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Kasper von Greyerz


In the pre-industrial societies of early modern Europe, religion was a vessel of fundamental importance in making sense of personal and collective social, cultural, and spiritual exercises. Developments in this era had immediate impact on these societies, many of which resonate to the present day. This book gives an overview and interpretation of the religions and cultures of early modern Europe. The author approaches his subject matter with the concerns of a social anthropologist, rejecting the conventional dichotomy between popular and elite religion to focus instead on religion in its every ... More

Keywords: pre-industrial societies, early modern Europe, popular religion, elite religion, Protestant Reformation, Catholic, Counter-Reformation, Anabaptists, Puritans, Quakers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195327656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kasper von Greyerz, author
University of Basel