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Martin Luther changed Europe and, through Europe, the world. It was he who finally exposed the myth of a unified Latin Christendom, which was only held together by crusades, heresy hunts, Inquisition, and priestly magic. Though not the first radical thinker to challenge papal pretensions and the doctrines they were founded on, by his defiance Luther created the biggest cause cel bre of the age. But this renegade monk did not just split Europe into rival Protestant and Catholic camps. By urging Christians to read and interpret the Bible for themselves, he gave a religious boost to that emancipation of the individual we associate with the Renaissance. By putting men and women in charge of their own destinies he made a cultural impact which is incalculable. This first major biography in English for many years, by leading historian Derek Wilson, responds to recent Reformation scholarship to assess Luther s impact on his own and later ages. A warts-and-all study, it gives a vivid picture of a complex and driven man courageous, stubborn, rumbustious, vulgar, erudite, self-opinionated - but a man of tireless energy and, above all, total conviction. For his achievements we can admire

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844134106
ISBN-10: 1844134105
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Derek Wilson

DEREK WILSON is well known through his books, radio and TV appearances, frequent journalistic features and festival appearances as one of the UK's leading narrative historians. Among his critically acclaimed and bestselling books are- The King and the Gentleman- Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell 1599-1649 In the Lion's Court- Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII All the King's Women- Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II Charlemagne- The Great Adventure

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