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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors

Ronald G. Asch is a graduate of Tübingen University and obtained the degree of Dr. phil. habil. in Münster in 1992. Having earlier taught for six years in Osnabrück he has held the Chair of Early Modern History at the University of Freiburg since 2003. He has published on both British history and the history of the European nobilities in the early modern period. His latest book is Sacral Kingship between Disenchantment and Re-enchantment: The French and English Monarchies c. 1587–1688 (Berghahn, 2014). He is about to publish a short study of notions of heroism in France and England ca. 1580‒1780: Herbst des Helden: Modelle des Heroischen und heroische Lebensentwürfe in England und Frankreich von den Religionskriegen bis zum Zeitalter der Aufklärung.

Robin B. Barnes is Professor Emeritus of History at Davidson College in North Carolina. He specializes in the cultural history of the German lands in the Reformation era. His publications include Prophecy and Gnosis: Apocalypticism in the Wake of the Lutheran Reformation (Stanford University Press, 1988) and numerous articles on early modern prophetic and apocalyptic thought. He is coeditor (with Elizabeth Plummer) of Ideas and Cultural Margins in Early Modern Germany (Ashgate, 2009). His most recent book is Astrology and Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Christopher Boyd Brown is Associate Professor of Church History at Boston University School of Theology and Graduate Division of Religious Studies. He is General Editor of the American Edition of Luther’s Works, volumes 56–75 and author of Singing the Gospel: Lutheran Hymns and the Success of the Reformation (Harvard University Press, 2005). His current project is an English edition of Johann Mathesius’s Life of Luther, forthcoming as Luther’s Works vol. 75.

Glenn Burgess is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), and Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Hull. He is the author of The Politics of the Ancient Constitution (Macmillan, 1992), Absolute Monarchy and the Stuart Constitution (Yale University Press, 1996), and British Political Thought 1500–1660 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); and the editor or coeditor of many books, including (with Howell A. Lloyd and Simon Hodson), European Political Thought 1450–1700 (Yale University Press, 2007). Professor Burgess is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Kathleen M. Crowther is an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. Her first book, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2010) won the Gerald Strauss Prize of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference for best new book (p. xiv) in Reformation studies. She is currently working on a book about Sacrobosco’s Sphere in medieval and early modern Europe.

C. Scott Dixon is Senior Lecturer at the School of History and Anthropology at the Queen’s University of Belfast. He has written widely on the European Reformation and religious culture in the early modern period. His recent books include Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517–1740 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), Contesting the Reformation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and The Church in the Early Modern Age (I. B. Tauris, 2016).

Jeremy Fradkin is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at The Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation will examine the relationship between religious toleration, anti-Catholicism, and imperialism in the English Revolution (1642‒1660).

Ulrike Gleixner is Head of the Research Department at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel and Professor of Early Modern History at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen und Geschlechterforschung (ZIFG), Technische Universität in Berlin. Her key publications include “Das Mensch” und “der Kerl.” Die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in Unzuchtsverfahren der Frühen Neuzeit (Campus, 1994) and Pietismus und Bürgertum. Eine historische Anthropologie der Frömmigkeit (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005). She has coedited an exhibition catalogue and several volumes, recently Religion Macht Politik. Hofgeistlichkeit im Europa der Frühen Neuzeit (Harrassowitz, 2014). She is currently working on a study of the Pietist mission to South India.

Bruce Gordon is the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School. He also teaches in the History Department at Yale. His publications include John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (Princeton University Press, 2016), Calvin (Yale University Press, 2009), and The Swiss Reformation (Manchester University Press, 2002).

Andrew Colin Gow is Professor of History and Director of Religious Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author of The Red Jews: Antisemitism in an Apocalyptic Age, 1200–1600 (E. J. Brill, 1995); coauthor with Lara Apps of Male Witches in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2003); and coeditor with Robert Desjardins and François Pageau of The Arras Witch Treatises (1460) (Penn State University Press, 2016).

Mark Greengrass is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, UK, a Research Fellow at the Department of History, University of Warwick, and a membre associé of the Centre Roland Mousnier, Université de Paris-IV (Sorbonne). He has specialized on the Reformation in its French context, and is currently working on the large surviving correspondence of the lieutenant in Dauphiné, Bertrand Simiane de Gordes, during the wars of religion. He also codirected the British Academy John Foxe Project that published the variorum edition online of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. He is author, most recently, of Christendom Destroyed (1517–1648), Volume V of the Penguin History of Europe (Penguin Books, 2014). (p. xv)

Mark Häberlein is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Bamberg in Germany. He has published extensively on Central European merchants and long-distance trade as well as on transatlantic migration and the religious and social history of eighteenth-century North America. His publications include The Practice of Pluralism: Congregational Life and Religious Diversity in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730–1820 (Penn State University Press, 2009) and The Fuggers of Augsburg: Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany (University of Virginia Press, 2012).

Joel F. Harrington is Centennial Professor of History at Vanderbilt University (USA). His scholarship has focused on various religious, legal, and social aspects of early modern Germany. His books include The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honour and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century (Bodley Head, 2013), The Unwanted Child: The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany (Cambridge University Press, 1995). He is currently at work on a biography of the fourteenth-century theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart.

Randolph C. Head is Professor of History at the University of California Riverside. He specializes in the history of political and institutional cultures, focusing on Switzerland and early modern Europe. He is the author of two monographs and many articles, has edited two collections of articles, and recently coauthored a Concise History of Switzerland. Currently, he is completing a comparative study of archival inventories and organization in early modern Europe.

Bridget Heal is a Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews and Director of the Reformation Studies Institute there. Her first monograph, The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Early Modern Germany: Protestant and Catholic Piety, 1500–1648 (Cambridge University Press, 2007) used both archival and artistic sources to investigate the fate of Marian devotion during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Her ongoing interest in religious culture, in particular its visual manifestations, is reflected in her current project, A Magnificent Faith: Art and Identity in Lutheran Germany, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Felicity Heal is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the Reformation, the English gentry, and early modern society. Her book Reformation in Britain and Ireland was published in 2003 as part of The Oxford History of the Christian Church. Her most recent book is The Power of Gifts: Gift-Exchange in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Michael Heyd (1943‒2014) was a Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of study included the history of science and its social and religious contexts, the history of universities, and the history of emotions. Among his studies are Between Orthodoxy and Enlightenment (Nijhoff, 1982) and Be Sober and Reasonable (E. J. Brill, 1995). (p. xvi)

Mack P. Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, where he has taught since 1989. He has published a variety of books and articles on the Reformation, the French Wars of Religion, and on the history of wine. He is currently finishing a book titled Branches of the Vinve: Reformation and Culture in Burgundy, 1477–1630 (forthcoming), which addresses why vineyard workers in sixteenth-century Burgundy were so opposed to Protestantism. And he has begun a new project tentatively titled ‘Reading the Bible in Reformation France’, which attempts to adduce how lay readers read heir Bibles newly translated into French by an examination of readers’ marks in several hundred surviving Bibles printed in the sixteenth century.

Howard Hotson is Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History at the University of Oxford, Fellow of St. Anne’s College, and Director of the Mellon-funded collaborative research project, Cultures of Knowledge: Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550–1750. His research is focused on the gradually expanding reform movements of the post-Reformation period, the intellectual geography of the Holy Roman Empire, international intellectual networks, and the development of digital technology to serve the study of these topics.

Christine R. Johnson is Associate Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of The German Discovery of the World: Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous (University of Virginia Press, 2008) and several articles on how practices of Renaissance knowledge shaped the evaluation of the newly-discovered lands and peoples in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Her current research on “The German Nation of the Holy Roman Empire, 1440–1556” examines the intersections between national sentiment and imperial claims and their reconfiguration under the influence of Humanism, imperial political reform, and the splintering of religious identity in the Reformation.

Susan C. Karant-Nunn is Director of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona. She is also Regents’ Professor of History. From 1998‒2010 she was Managing Coeditor in North America of the Archive for Reformation History. She has published widely on aspects of early modern Germany. Her most recent monograph is The Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany (Oxford University Press, 2010). She is currently writing a book on Martin Luther’s body and personal life.

Thomas Kaufmann is Professor of Church History at the University of Göttingen and President of the Verein für Reformationsgeschichte. His primary field of research is the history of the Reformation and the confessional era. He has published numerous monographs, most recently: Geschichte der Reformation (3rd ed., Suhrkamp, 2016; French translation 2014); Luther (Eerdmans, 2016; translated into Italian, Japanese, and Korean; English and Spanish translations in preparation); Luthers Juden (Reclam, 2015; English, French, and Italian translations in preparation); Der Anfang der Reformation (Mohr Siebeck, 2012). (p. xvii)

Craig Koslofsky, author of Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and The Reformation of the Dead: Death and Ritual in Early Modern Germany, 1450–1700 (Macmillan Press/St. Martin’s Press, 2000), is Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Beat Kümin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests focus on social centers (parish churches, public houses) in local communities, particularly in England and the Holy Roman Empire. Publications include The Shaping of a Community: The Rise & Reformation of the English Parish c. 1400–1560 (Scolar, 1996), The Communal Age in Western Europe c. 1100–1800: Towns, Villages and Parishes in Pre-Modern Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and the edited collection Landgemeinde und Kirche im Zeitalter der Konfessionen (Chronos, 2004). He coordinates the online platform <>.

Ute Lotz-Heumann is Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and the Department of History at the University of Arizona. She is the author of a monograph on religious and political conflict in early modern Ireland: Die doppelte Konfessionalisierung in Irland: Konflikt und Koexistenz im 16. und in der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts (Mohr Siebeck, 2000). She has coauthored and coedited six volumes in the history of the European Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Currently, she is working on two books about spas and healing waters in early modern Germany between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries.

Howard Louthan is Director of the Center for Austrian Studies and Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books on the religious history of early modern Central Europe including The Quest for Compromise: Peacemakers in Counter-Reformation Vienna (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Converting Bohemia: Force and Persuasion in the Catholic Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Guido Marnef is Professor of History at the University of Antwerp and a member of its Center for Urban History. His research focuses on Protestant and Catholic Reformation movements in the Low Countries, the Dutch Revolt, and cultural life in the cities of the Low Countries. He is the author of Antwerp in the Age of Reformation: Underground Protestantism in a Commercial Metropolis 1550–1577 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996). Currently, he is working on a book about the Calvinist Republic in Antwerp.

Charlotte Methuen is Senior Lecturer in Church History at the University of Glasgow. She has taught previously at the Universities of Oxford, Bochum, and Hamburg. Her main areas of research are the intellectual history of Reformation, and particularly interactions between theology, philosophy, and astronomy, and twentieth-century ecumenical relations. She has also worked on women and authority in the Early Church. She is the author of Kepler’s Tübingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics (Studies in (p. xviii) Reformation History; Ashgate, 1998), Science and Theology in the Reformation: Studies in Theological Interpretation and Astronomical Observation in Sixteenth-Century Germany (T & T Clark, 2008), an undergraduate textbook, Luther and Calvin: Religious Revolutionaries (Lion, 2011), and numerous articles.

Graeme Murdock is Associate Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin. His work has focused on the Reformation in Hungary and Transylvania, on Calvinism in international contexts, and on pluralism and religious violence in early modern France. His publications include Calvinism on the Frontier: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church of Hungary and Transylvania, c. 1600–1660 (Oxford University Press, 2000), Beyond Calvin: The Intellectual, Political and Cultural World of Europe’s Reformed Churches, c. 1540–1620 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, and Andrew Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France (Oxford Univerity Press, 2012).

Christopher Ocker is Professor of History at the San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. He has written Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany (E. J. Brill, 2006), Biblical Poetics before Humanism and Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Johannes Klenkok: A Friar’s Life, c. 1310–1378 (American Philosophical Society, 1993), and many essays and reviews on religion and theology in the Middle Ages and the Reformation. He coedited the two volumes of Politics and Reformations: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr. (E. J. Brill, 2007), and he is coeditor of the Journal of the Bible and Its Reception. He is currently working on a study of the controversy over Luther in the sixteenth century.

Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews, and Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue. He is the author of a number of books on the Reformation and, more recently, the history of communication, including Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion (Cambridge University Press, 2005), The Book in the Renaissance (Yale University Press, 2010), and The Invention of News (Yale University Press, 2014). His latest book, Brand Luther: 1517, Printing and the Making of the Reformation, was published in October 2015 with Penguin USA. He is now engaged on a study of advertising in seventeenth-century Dutch newspapers.

Helmut Puff is Professor in the Departments of History, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Among his book publications are Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400–1600 (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and Miniature Monuments: Modeling German History (De Gruyter, 2014).

Alisha Rankin is Associate Professor of History at Tufts University. She is the author of Panaceia’s Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which won the 2014 Gerald Strauss Prize for Reformation History. She is also coeditor of Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800 (p. xix) (Ashgate, 2011), and the author of numerous articles. Her current work examines poison antidotes and panaceas in early modern Europe.

Herman Roodenburg is Emeritus Professor of Historical Anthropology at the Free University of Amsterdam and a former researcher at the Meertens Institute, also in Amsterdam. A cultural historian, he likes to cooperate with cultural anthropologists and art historians. Among his English publications are The Eloquence of the Body (Waanders, 2004), Forging European Identities, 1400–1700 (Cambridge UNiversity Press, 2007), and A Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance (Bloomsbury, 2014). His book The Crying Dutchman: A History of the Early Modern Dutch and their Religious Emotions will be published in 2017.

Ulinka Rublack is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. Her publications include The Astronomer & the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for His Mother (Oxford University Press, 2015), Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Reformation Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005, 2nd ed. 2017).

Alec Ryrie is Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University and coeditor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. His books include Being Protestant in Reformation Britain (Oxford University Press, 2013), winner of the Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize and the Richard L. Greaves Prize, The Age of Reformation (Pearson Longman, 2009), The Sorcerer’s Tale (Oxford University Press, 2008), The Origins of the Scottish Reformation (Manchester University Press, 2006), and The Gospel and Henry VIII (Cambridge University Press, 2003). His Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World will be published in 2017.

Philip M. Soergel is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has written a number of articles and book chapters, as well as four books, including Wondrous in His Saints: Counter Reformation Propaganda in Bavaria (University of California Press, 1993) and Miracles and the Protestant Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Merry Wiesner-Hanks is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the senior editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal, an editor of the Journal of Global History, and the author or editor of more than thirty books and nearly 100 articles that have appeared in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include Early Modern Europe 1450-1789 (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. 2013), Gender in History: Global Perspectives (Blackwell, 2nd ed. 2010), and the nine-volume Cambridge World History (Cambridge University Press, 2015), for which she is both editor-in-chief and a volume editor.

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