The first edition of the European Reformations offered an unparalleled introduction to the Reformations of the sixteenth century for students at college and university. The book set the origins of the movements in the context of late medieval social, economic and religious crises, carefully tracing its trajectories through the different religious groups. Together, religion, politics, social forces, and the personalities of the time are woven into one compelling story. This new edition incorporates the best of new and recent scholarhip into the book in an accessible and lively way. There are now new sections on the Catholic Reformation, the Counter Reformation, the role of women, and the Reformation in Britain. Along with the original material, this new material creates the most comprehensive and engaging textbook available.