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Atlas of the European Reformations

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A new, definitive atlas of the European Reformations has been needed for many years. Now, coinciding with the reformation anniversaries, Fortress Press is pleased to offer the Atlas of the European Reformations (and a Study Guide).

The Atlas of the European Reformations is newly built from the ground up. Featuring more than sixty brand new maps, graphics, and timelines, the atlas is a necessary companion to any study of the reformation era. Consciously written for students at any level, concise, helpful texts guide the experience and interpret the visuals. The volume is perfect for independent students, as well as those in structured courses.

The atlas is broken into four primary parts.

  • “Before the Reformation” presents the larger political, religious, and economic context of Europe on the eve of the Reformation.
  • “Reformation” presents the major contours of the Reformation, including Lutheran, Reformed, English, and Anabaptist movements.
  • “Catholic Reform and Counter-Reformation” provides extensive information on the reforming movements within Catholicism and the responses to other movements.
  • Finally, “Early Modern Europe” sheds fresh light on the movement and implications of the reformation in the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Study Guide is also available.

You may also be interested in the companion volume, Atlas of Christian History.

Atlas of the European Reformations
Author: Tim Dowley
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Press (2015)

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October 8, 2018  |  9:10 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
A great resource! I like the variety of maps and subjects it provides for full a full historical context of the European Reformations. I’d love to see more themed historical atlases such as this available through Accordance.
May 16, 2017  |  5:31 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
A picture paints a thousand words. This is a fantastic resource for understanding an influential period in a part of the western Christian church's history.

This is an atlas is about the maps. The maps are excellent, both clear and detailed. The quality and quantity of the maps has not been compromised by making either the text or photographs more important than they need for their supporting role!

The format of this volume is a page of text and a map. At 160 pages, this can only be a top level summary of major events and players. It is not just limited to what is happening in Europe but includes North America and Japan. The text is clearly laid out and readable but there are going to be omissions, for example there is nothing on Hooker (1554-1600)! The text doesn't go into much detail, for example Tyndale is only mentioned in passing and there is virtually nothing on the problems for translators into English. But even so, the text packs a lot of information in. For me, the greatest ...
A picture paints a thousand words. This is a fantastic resource for understanding an influential period in a part of the western Christian church's history.

This is an atlas is about the maps. The maps are excellent, both clear and detailed. The quality and quantity of the maps has not been compromised by making either the text or photographs more important than they need for their supporting role!

The format of this volume is a page of text and a map. At 160 pages, this can only be a top level summary of major events and players. It is not just limited to what is happening in Europe but includes North America and Japan. The text is clearly laid out and readable but there are going to be omissions, for example there is nothing on Hooker (1554-1600)! The text doesn't go into much detail, for example Tyndale is only mentioned in passing and there is virtually nothing on the problems for translators into English. But even so, the text packs a lot of information in. For me, the greatest omission is that on page 142, Charles raises his standard in Nottingham, but Nottingham isnt included on either of the maps before or after this statement. Clearly a major oversight!!!!!

There is an 8 page introduction consisting of a timeline covering 1300-1700 for easy orientation and the time period covered by this resource. There are good indexes at front and back as well as added the accordance search features.

The images are of good quality and the maps are beautifully clear and can be zoomed on any device and still maintain clarity, though they are great on an iPad! In the printed version, many of the maps go across the binding making them hard to read. This is not a problem in Accordance as the maps are all full screen and totally readable. The maps often contain more information than the text which makes this atlas such a great tool, especially for those whose preference for learning is by visual methods. I frequently use maps for training and these maps are welcome additions to those included in the more normal biblical atlases and I haven’t come across the information presented in map form elsewhere.

This is a useful resource for when you want a quick overview of what was happening when and where, and has the added advantage of a map so you can also really visualise it in context. The screen shot on the product page gives a good indication on the types of topics covered and the amount of detail in the text, however the strength of this product really is in the quality and detail of the cartography and i dont feel the screen shot does this atlas justice and you will get a much beter idea if you look at all the links to the introduction and blog in its sister volume, the atlas of christian history!

The way its laid out is interesting and can appear slightly repetitive. For example, Its great if you want to know about Huldrych Zwingli as many individuals have a page of text dedicated to them (as shown in the screenshot). This means the overall flow of the text is not always chronological as you get a page of chronological overview interspersed with several pages on individuals. So if you want to know more about Zwingli's involvement in the Marburg colloquy and who was there you need to read a few pages involving Philip (Philipp) of Hesse which are earlier in the volume as well as an overview chronological page on Protestantism in 1530. This is where accordance could have done more internal linking to help link between events but the tagging is already quite extensive and they had to draw a line somewhere so using the accordance search is essential. The ability to search is another major advantage of accordance over the printed copy where you have to rely on indexes alone (and they are incomplete and I have found instances where they are split for no logical reason, for example, the colloquy is under "c" but Marburg has its own entry with 6 other links but excludes the colloquy). You get more hits using a single search and can quickly click through them to find all the info you need.

There is also a free study guide to the reformation using this atlas on the publishers web site which accordance has now helpfully included a link to from their product page.

With the added accordance magic, this makes it a great resource as you can have it with you wherever you are on your ios device. It is a useful starting point if you want to go deeper or just to put names and events in context and location.

There is the equally excellent sister volume on church history which provides context up to the reformation and after the reformation up to 2015 with only minimal duplication In the Accordance library. again the maps do not suffer from the hard copy binding issues, even before accordance add their enhancements! Its well worth getting both as they are very reasonably priced and the maps are superb!