The Battle for Christendom

The Battle for Christendom

The Council of Constance, the East-West Conflict, and the Dawn of Modern Europe

Hardback302pp Illustrated233x160mm

9781590201237     Product Code: 284508


As Turkish armies menaced a much divided Europe, all eyes looked to Germany's patient, charming but ruthless Emperor Sigismund to co-ordinate the resistance. At Christmas 1414 he convened the conference at Constance where Europe's greatest thinkers and most eminent nobles discussed the future of Christendom. This book offers a new view of Constance as a turning-point in history which planted the seeds that were to flourish in later ages: of the Renaissance, Humanism and the Reformation.

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