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Weekly Reading Lists

Globalisation and Reform: Catholicism c.1500-1648: Reading lists


Week 1: Popular piety, criticism and reform 


Essential

C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 2


C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 6


S. Ditchfield 'What's in a title? Writing a history of the Counter-Reformation for a post-colonial age' in Archiv fur reformationsgeschichte 108:1 (2017) pp.255-263.


E. Duffy, Stripping of the Altars (1992/2005) Ch.2


Recommended

C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016) Part I


J. Muldoon 'Papal responsibility for the infidel: another look at Alexander VI's 'Inter Caetera' Catholic Historical Review 64:2 (1978) pp68-84


John O'Malley, Trent: what happened at the Council (Cambride, Mass.: Harvard UP 2013), Ch.1 'The Fifteenth Century Prelude'


Robert Bireley, 'Early-modern Catholicism as a Response to the Changing World of the

Long Sixteenth Century', Catholic Historical Review XCV (2009): 219-239


S.Ditchfield 'Thinking with Saints: Sanctity and Society in the early modern world' in Critical Inquiry 35:3 (2009) pp.552-584.


Mark Greengrass, Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 (London, 2014)




Further Reading


Querciolo Mazzonis, Spirituality, gender, and the self in Renaissance Italy: Angela Merici and the Company of St. Ursula (1474-1540) (Washington, DC: CUA Press 2007)


Week 2 Agents of Reform? Tridentine bishops


Essential


R. Po-Chia Hsia, The World of Catholic Renewal 1540-1770 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) Ch.1 'The Council of Trent'


C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 15


R. Po-Chia Hsia, The World of Catholic Renewal 1540-1770 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998) Ch.7 'Bishops and priests'



Recommended


H.Cools 'Bishops in the Habsburg Netherlands on the Eve of the Catholic Renewal, 1515–59' in J. Mara de Silva Episcopal reform and politics in early modern Europe (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012) Not in library



Further


John O'Malley, Trent: what happened at the Council (Cambridge Mass.,: Harvard UP 2013)


R. Bireley, The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700: a re-assessment of the Counter Reformation (Macmillan: Basingstoke, 1999)



Sources

Charles Borromeo, ed. & trans. J.R.Chihak & A.Santogrossi, Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies and Writings (2017) Ch.2 “Homily for the washing of the feet” (1567) Not in library


H. J. Schroeder, (ed. & trans.) Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (1978), pp.81-7, 144-159.







Week 3: Protestants and Catholic reform


Essential

R.Kolb 'Martin Luther and the German Nation' in R.Po-Chia Hsia, ed., A Companion to the Reformation World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004) pp.39-55


R.M.Kingdon 'Calvin and Geneva' in R.Po-Chia Hsia, ed., A Companion to the Reformation World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004) pp.105-117


Richard Rex, The Making of Martin Luther (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017)


Recommended


C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 14


Eamon Duffy, Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor (New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2009) Ch.3, 'Contesting the Reformation'


Howard Louthan Converting Bohemia - Force and Persuasion in the Catholic Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) Not in library


Further Reading


Duffy, Fires of Faih Ch.4-5


T. Johnson Magistrates, Madonnas and miracles: the Counter-Reformation in the Upper

Palatinate (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009) Chapter 3


T. Johnson Magistrates, Madonnas and miracles: the Counter-Reformation in the Upper

Palatinate (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009) Chapter 7



Seminar sources:

Reginald Pole, The reform of England by the decrees of Cardinal Pole,

promulgated in the year of grace 1556 , trans. Henry Raikes (Chester, 1839) 2nd Decree (pp.8-11); 12th Decree (pp.54-63). Not in library

Week 4: Religious orders, reform and mission



Essential

C.M.N. Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 16


C.M.N.Eire Reformations: The early modern world, 1450-1650 (New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2016) Chapter 17


R. Po-chia Hsia World of Catholic Renewal Ch.2 'The new religious orders'


Ute Lotz-Heumann 'Confessionalization' in Ashgate research companion to the Counter-Reformation (2013)


Recommended

Amy Leonard, “Female religious orders” in R.Po-Chia Hsia, Companion to the Reformation World pp.237-254


J.P. Donnelly, “New religious orders for men” in R.Po-Chia Hsia (ed.) Cambridge History of Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 6 vols., 2006-) vol.6 'Reform and Expansion, 1500-1660'


G.A.Bailey 'Jesuit architecture in colonial Latin America' in T. Worcester (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge, 2008) pp.217-242


Paul F. Grendler 'The Schools of Christian Doctrine in Sixteenth-Century Italy' Church History, 53:3 (Sep., 1984), pp. 319-331


Further reading

K. Burns Colonial habits: convents and the spiritual economy of Cuzco, Peru (1999)


J. Blinkoff, The Avila of Saint Teresa: religious reform in the sixteenth-century city (Ithaca, NY 1989)

Sources:


Ignatius of Loyola & Juan Alfonso de Polanco, “The Society's involvement in studies” (1551) in C.Casalini & Claude Pavur (eds.) Jesuit pedagogy, 1540-1616: a reader (Chestnut Hill, MA : Institute of Jesuit Sources, Boston College, 2016) Not in library


Antonio de la Calancha, ed.&trans. A. Redden, The Collapse of Time: The Martyrdom of Diego Ortiz (1571) by Antonio de la Calanca [1638] (2016)


The complete works of Saint Teresa of Jesus (translated and edited by E. Allison Peers from the critical edition of P. Silverio de Santa Teresa) (1946) vol.3 'The Foundations', Ch.10






Week 5: The Inquisition


Essential

C.M.N.Eire, Reformations pp.604-17 (in Chapter 19)


N.Davidson, 'The Inquisition' in A. Bamji, G.H.Janssen, M.Laven (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation (Farnham, 2013)


H.Kamen, The Spanish Inquisition: a historical revision (rev.edn. 2014) revised edition not in library


Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests chapter 5

Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests chapter 6


Recommended reading


A. Cañeque 'Theater of Power: Writing and Representing the Auto de Fe in Colonial Mexico' The Americas, 52:3 (1996), pp. 321-343


C.F.Black, The Italian Inquisition (London & New Haven CT, 2009)


H. Rawlings, The Spanish Inquisition (Oxford: 2006)



Further reading

H.Kamen Inquistition and society in Spain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Bloomington, IN, 1985)


C. Ginzburg (trans. J & A Tedeschi) The cheese and the worms: the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller


Sources


L.A. Homza (ed. & trans.) Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources (Indianapolis, IN, 2006) Docs. 3,13, 22.


Appendix to Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests
















Week 7: Empires and Missionaries


Essential

C.M.N.Eire Reformations Chapter 18


L.Clossey, Salvation and globalisation in the early Jesuit missions (Cambridge, 2008)


A. Redden, 'Priestly violence, martyrdom and Jesuits: The Case of Diego de Alfaro, S.J. (Paraguay 1639)' in R.A. Maryks (ed.) Exploring Jesuit distinctiveness: Interdisciplinary perspectives on ways of proceeding within the society of Jesus (Leiden, 2016)


L.A. Clayton, Bartolome de las Casas and the conquest of the Americas (Blackwell, 2011)

Chapter 3

L.A. Clayton, Bartolome de las Casas and the conquest of the Americas (Blackwell, 2011)

Chapter 6



Recommended

Karin Velez 'Catholic Missions to the Americas' in Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation


Inga Clendinnen Ambivalent conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 (Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987) chapter 4


Inga Clendinnen Ambivalent conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 (Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987) chapter 9


Alberts, Tara Conflict and conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013)


Takao Abe, The Jesuit mission to New France: a new interpretation in the light of the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011) Chapter 2


Takao Abe, The Jesuit mission to New France: a new interpretation in the light of the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011) Chapter 5


Daniel Castro Another face of empire: Bartolomé de las Casas, indigenous rights, and ecclesiastical imperialism (Duke University Press, 2007) Chapter 4



Further reading

F.Cervantes 'How to see angels: the legacy of early Mendicant spirituality' in F.Cervantes & A.Redden, Angels, demons and the new world (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)


Inga Clendinnen Ambivalent conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570 (Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987, 2nd edn 2003) chapter 12


Sources

Bartolomé de las Casas, ed. & trans. G. Sanderlin Bartolomé de las Casas: a selection of his writings (New York, 1971) pp.80-94, 157-72 not in library



Week 8: Encountering non-Catholic polities: 1


Essential

C.M.N.Eire Reformations Ch.19


N. Standaert 'Christianity shaped by the Chinese' in R. Po-Chia Hsia, Cambridge History of Christianity vol.6, pp 558-576


Higashibaba, Ikuo. Christianity in Early Modern Japan: Kirishitan Belief and Practice. (Leiden, The Netherlands; Boston: Brill, 2001) Ch.4


Recommended Reading

Ward, Haruko Nawata. Women Religious Leaders in Japan’s Christian Century, 1549–1650. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009) Not in library



S. Turnbull 'Diversity or apostasy? The case of the Japanese hidden Christians' (SCH 1996, Unity & Diversity in the Church)


R. Po-Chia Hsia Matteo Ricci and the Catholic Mission to China, 1583-1610: a short history with Documents (2016)


Further Reading

Higashibaba, Ikuo. Christianity in Early Modern Japan: Kirishitan Belief and Practice. (Leiden, The Netherlands; Boston: Brill, 2001)


Menegon, Eugenio, Ancestors, virgins, & friars: Christianity as a local religion in late Imperial China (Harvard University Press, 2009) Ch.1


Menegon, Eugenio, Ancestors, virgins, & friars: Christianity as a local religion in late Imperial China (Harvard University Press, 2009) Ch.2


Sources


R.Po-Chia Hsia, Matteo Ricci and the Catholic Mission to China, 1583-1610: a short history with Documents (2016) Doc.11, Doc.13, Doc.25, Doc.29


Michael Cooper (ed.) They came to Japan: an anthology of European reports on Japan, 1543-1640

(Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1995) pp.385-398.


Week 9 Encountering non-Catholic polities 2


Essential

M.Mullett Catholics in Britain and Ireland 1558-1829 (1998) 1: Catholics in England & Wales 1558-1640


M. Mullett Catholics in Britain and Ireland 1558-1829 (1998) 2: Catholics in Scotland & Ireland 1558-1640


C.H. Parker 'Cooperative confessionalisation: lay-clerical collaboration in Dutch Catholic communities during the Golden Age' in B.J. Kaplan et al. (eds.) Catholic Communities in Protestant states: Britain and the Netherlands c.1570-1720 (Basingstoke, 2009) pp.18-32


Paul Arblaster 'The Southern Netherlands connection: networks of support and patronage' in B.J. Kaplan et al. (eds.) Catholic Communities in Protestant states: Britain and the Netherlands c.1570-1720 (Basingstoke, 2009) pp.123-138


P.Kitromilides, 'Orthodoxy and the west: Reformation to Enlightenment' in Cambridge History of Christianity, vol.5: Eastern Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) pp.187-209


C.A. Frazee Catholics and sultans: the Church and the Ottoman Empire 1453-1923 (1983)


Recommended


T.Krstic, Contested conversions to Islam: Narratives of religious change in the early modern Ottoman Empire (Stanford CA, 2011) Ch.4


T.Krstic, Contested conversions to Islam: Narratives of religious change in the early modern Ottoman Empire (Stanford CA, 2011) Ch.5


Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin 'Catholic Reform in Ireland in a European Context' in Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 106:424: Reformation 500 (Winter 2017/18), pp. 456-465


A.M. Walsham 'Translating Trent? English Catholicism and the Counter Reformation'

in Historical Research 78:201 (2005) 288-310


Stanisław Obirek 'The Jesuits in Poland and Eastern Europe' inT. Worcester (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits (Cambridge, 2008) p.136-150


A. Grishin, 'Bars’kyj and the Orthodox community' in Angold, Cambridge History of Christianity 5, pp.210-228


I. Tóth 'Between Islam and Orthodoxy: Protestants and Catholics in south-eastern Europe' in R.Po-Chia Hsia, Cambridge History of Christianity vol.6: Reform and Expansion 1500–1660 pp.536-557


Further Reading

P. Lake & M.C. Questier 'Puritans, Papists, and the "public sphere" in early modern England: the Edmund Campion affair in context' Journal of Modern History 72:3 (2000) 587-627


L.Underwood, 'Persuading the queen's majesty's subjects from their allegiance: treason, reconciliation and confessional identity in Elizabethan England' Historical Research 89:244 (2016) 246-267


N. Malcolm Agents of Empire: Knights, corsairs, Jesuits and spies in the sixteenth-century Medierranean world (London, 2015)


Sources

John Gerard, Autobiography of an Elizabethan (ed & trans. P.Caraman, 1951)


N.Michael Vaporis, Witnesses for Christ: Orthodox Christian Neomartyrs of the Ottoman Period, 1437-1860 (New York, 2000) not in library




Week 10 Rome, the papacy and the world


Essential reading


K.Melvin 'The globalisation of Reform' in A. Bamji, G.H.Janssen, M.Laven (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation (Farnham, 2013)


R.Po-Chia Hsia World of Catholic Renewal Chapter 6, 'the papal curia'.


T.Alberts Conflict and conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013) Chapter 2


C.M.N.Eire Reformations 'The Age of Outcomes'


Recommended reading


Ditchfield, S. (2013). 'Decentering the Catholic Reformation Papacy and Peoples in the Early Modern World'. Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 101(1), pp. 186-208


David Mayes, 'Divided by Toleration: Paradoxical Effects of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia and Multiconfessionalism' in Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 106:1 (2015) pp.290-313


G.A. Bailey, Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit art in Rome, 1565-1610

(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003) pp.188-260


G. Caravale, 'Gypsies in counter-Reformation Rome' in N. Terpstra (ed.) Global reformations: transforming early modern religions, societies, and cultures (Abingdon, 2019) pp.52-72



Further Reading

Rice, Louise. The altars and altarpieces of new St. Peter's: outfitting the Basilica, 1621-1666.(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press/ American Academy in Rome, 1997) Chapter 6


Antal Molnár 'Bosnian Franciscans between Roman Centralisation and Balkan Confessionalisation' in M.C.Giannini (ed.) Papacy, religious orders, and international politics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Rome: Viella, 2013) p.211-229.



Sources


Gregory Martin (ed & trans. G.B. Parks) Roma Sancta (1578) (Rome, 1969)