Organized thematically, Daily Life during the Reformation covers the hectic and tumultuous years between 1517 and 1648, allowing readers to discover what it was like for ordinary people during this critical period and to compare events and living conditions in early Modern Europe with those of today.
With the help of eyewitness accounts, the book focuses on the lives of the people, the conditions in which they lived and died, their roles in the unfolding events of the Reformation, and the Reformation’s effects on them. Leading protagonists are described, as are their beliefs and the impact of those beliefs on the population in general and in particular cases. The book also explores, for example, the medical practice of the time, which, while not considered black magic, was close to it.
- Eyewitness accounts that bring the period to life
- Appendixes: The Holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Rulers of the Countries Most Affected during the Time of Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and Summary of the Articles of the Peasant Revolt of 1525