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Using the prism of Dürer's woodcut, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Andrew Cunningham and Ole Grell offer a new and exciting interpretation of European history in the period 1490 to 1648. Dürer's image came to characterize the outlook of most early modern Europeans, who saw repeated episodes of war, epidemics and famine as indicating the imminent end of the world. LavUsing the prism of Dürer's woodcut, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Andrew Cunningham and Ole Grell offer a new and exciting interpretation of European history in the period 1490 to 1648. Dürer's image came to characterize the outlook of most early modern Europeans, who saw repeated episodes of war, epidemics and famine as indicating the imminent end of the world. Lavishly illustrated with fascinating contemporary images, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse brings together religious, social, military and medical history, giving readers a unique insight into the early modern world. Andrew Cunningham is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge. His most recent book is The Anatomical Renaissance (1997). Ole Peter Grell is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the Open University, Milton Keynes. Among his recent books are Calvinist Exiles in Tudor and Stuart England (Scolar Press, 1997) and Paracelsus: The Man and His Reputation (Brill Academic Publishers, 1998). Together the authors have published Health Care and Poor Relief in Protestant Europe 1500-1700 (Routledge, 1997) and Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europe (Routledge, 1999). Since 1998 they have edited the series History of Medicine in Context published by Ashgate....

Title : The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe
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ISBN : 9780521467018
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe Reviews

  • Richelle
    2019-03-12 20:25

    Cunningham and Grell deconstruct the period from 1428 to 1648 in terms of Albrecht Durer's print of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The writing is extremely well organized, and the authors' research covers a variety of fields, such as military history, medicine, astrology, engineering, theology, and politics. The text takes you on a relatively smooth transition from late medieval period to the early modern period, and gives an expansive look across Europe and the Middle East. Personally, I enjoyed the numerous prints and paintings included in the text to illustrate the iconography of the times. The text is scholarly, however, and requires some knowledge of key wars (the Thirty Years War and Eighty Years War, for example) during the period, as well as religious movements such as the Protestant Reformation.

  • Sherwin
    2019-03-13 20:21

    really accurate and imclusive...

  • Samantha
    2019-03-14 04:18

    An extremely interesting look at religion in Reformation Europe! Even non-history majors will be able to get drawn into this book!