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Bireley, Robert

Overview
Works: 22 works in 138 publications in 4 languages and 3,624 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Reporter
Classifications: JC158, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Bireley
Religion and politics in the age of the counterreformation : Emperor Ferdinand II, William Lamormaini, S.J., and the formation of imperial policy by Robert Lee Bireley( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confirming what historians have long suspected--that the influence of a court confessor could be crucial for the formation of policy--Bireley explores the relationship between Ferdinand and Lamormaini during the Thirty Years War. The author shows how Lamormaini planned for the restoration of Catholicism in Germany and documents in detail his influence on Ferdinand, his conflict with Ferdinand's first minister, and his relationships with other important figures in Vienna and Rome. Originally published in 1981
The refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700 : a reassessment of the Counter Reformation by Robert Bireley( Book )

31 editions published between 1 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout its history, Christianity has adapted to contemporary society and culture in order to reach people effectively and have an impact on the world. This process often evokes controversy. Certainly this is the case in the current century, and so it was in the sixteenth. Robert Bireley argues that early modern Catholicism, the period known more traditionally as the Counter Reformation, was both shaped by and an active response to the profound changes of the sixteenth century - the growth of the state; economic expansion and social dislocation; European colonialism across the seas; the Renaissance; and, of course, the Protestant Reformation."--Jacket
The Counter-Reformation prince : anti-Machiavellianism or Catholic statecraft in early modern Europe by Robert Bireley( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War : kings, courts, and confessors by Robert Bireley( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1618 to 1648 Christian princes waged the first pan-European war. Brought about in part by the entrenched passions of the Reformation and Counter Reformation, the Thirty Years War inevitably drew in the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, who stood at the vanguard of Catholic reform. This book investigates for the first time the Jesuits' role during the war at the four Catholic courts of Vienna, Munich, Paris, and Madrid and the challenge to the Jesuit superior general in Rome to lead a truly international organization through a period of rising national conflict." "War goals varied and changed at the courts as the conflict progressed. Advocates of "holy war" contended with moderates, or politiques. This book brings to light the extent to which the Thirty Years War was a religious war, and it shows how ideas about the proper relationship between religion and politics shifted under the pressure of events."--Back cover
Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation emperor, 1578-1637 by Robert Bireley( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emperor Ferdinand II (1619-1637) stands out as a crucial figure in the Counter Reformation in Central Europe, a leading player in the Thirty Years War, the most important ruler in the consolidation of the Habsburg monarchy, and the emperor who reinvigorated the office after its decline under his two predecessors. This is the first biography of Ferdinand since a long-outdated one written in German in 1978 and the first ever in English. It looks at his reign as territorial ruler of Inner Austria from 1598 until his election as emperor and especially at the influence of his mother, the formidable Archduchess Maria, in order to understand his later policies as emperor. This book focuses on the consistency of his policies and the profound influence of religion on his policies throughout his career. It also follows the contest at court between those who favored consolidation of the Habsburg lands and those who aimed for expansion in the empire, as well as between those who favored a militant religious policy and those who advocated a moderate one"--
Maximilian von Bayern, Adam Contzen S.J. und die Gegenreformation in Deutschland 1624-1635 by Robert Bireley( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reason of state by Giovanni Botero( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccol- Machiavelli's seminal work, The Prince, argued that a ruler could not govern morally and be successful. Giovanni Botero disputed this argument and proposed a system for the maintenance and expansion of a state that remained moral in character. Founding an anti-Machiavellian tradition that aimed to refute Machiavelli in practice, Botero is an important figure in early modern political thought, though he remains relatively unknown. His most notable work, Della ragion di Stato, first popularised the term 'reason of state' and made a significant contribution to a major political debate of the time - the perennial issue of the relationship between politics and morality - and the book became a political 'bestseller' in the late sixteenth and the seventeenth century. This translation of the 1589 volume introduces Botero to a wider Anglophone readership and extends this influential text to a modern audience of students and scholars of political thought.--
The Jesuits and politics in time of war : a self-appraisal by Robert Bireley( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botero by Giovanni Botero( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botero. The reason of state by Giovanni Botero( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccolò Machiavelli's seminal work, 'The prince', argued that a ruler could not govern morally and be successful. Giovanni Botero disputed this argument and proposed a system for the maintenance and expansion of a state that remained moral in character. Founding an anti-Machiavellian tradition that aimed to refute Machiavelli in practice, Botero is an important figure in early modern political thought, though he remains relatively unknown. His most notable work, 'Della ragion di stato', first popularised the term 'reason of state' and made a significant contribution to a major political debate of the time - the perennial issue of the relationship between politics and morality - and the book became a political 'bestseller' in the late sixteenth and the seventeenth century. This translation of the 1589 volume introduces Botero to a wider Anglophone readership
Les jésuites à l'Age baroque : 1540-1640 by Luce Giard( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de seize contributions d'historiens réunis au colloque de Chantilly en juin 1991
The Peace of Prague (1635) and the Counterreformation in Germany by Robert Bireley( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Orden, katholische Reform und Konfessionalisierung by Robert Bireley( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholasticism and reason of state by Robert Bireley( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reaction of five American Catholic periodicals to the rise of Nazism : 1923-1937 by Robert Bireley( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximilian von Bayem, Adam Contzen S.J. und die Gegenreformation in Deutschland 1624-1635 by Robert Bireley( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700 a reassessment of the Counter-Reformation by Robert Bireley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The refashioning of Catholicism, 1550-1700 : a reassessment of the counter Reformation by Robert Bireley( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Thirty Years' War as Germany's religious war by Robert Bireley( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Rezension von: Early modern Jesuits between obedience and conscience during the generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581 - 1615) by Robert Bireley( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700 : a reassessment of the Counter Reformation
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The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War : kings, courts, and confessors
Alternative Names
Bireley, Robert L. 1933-2018

Bireley, Robertus L. 1933-2018

Robert L. Bireley Amerikaans historicus (1933-2018)

Robert L. Bireley historiador estadounidense

Languages
English (120)

German (12)

Italian (1)

French (1)