The Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Italian Historiography, 1939–2009

  title={The Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Italian Historiography, 1939–2009},
  author={Silvana Seidel Menchi},
The field known in Italian universities as “Età della Riforma e della Controriforma” [the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation] is a history of heretics. Heretics of this period exercised an attraction on historians far out of proportion to their numbers or influence in early modern Italian society. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, over the past seventy years, from 1939 to 2009, the history of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation has moved from the periphery of scholarly… 


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