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Bossy, John

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Works: 41 works in 244 publications in 10 languages and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, ed
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Most widely held works about John Bossy
 
Most widely held works by John Bossy
The spirit of the Counter-Reformation by H. O Evennett( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolates the special and positive characteristics of the Counter-Reformation and accounts for them in relation to the environment in which they developed. The author sees in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation an attempt not to check but to extend and come to terms with the more individualistic and modern environment in which the Catholic Church found itself. The Jesuits are treated as agents of this change
Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 by John Bossy( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study not of the institution of the Church but of Christianity itself, this book explores the Christian people, their beliefs, and their way of life, providing a new understanding of Western Christianity at the time of the Reformation. Bossy begins with a systematic exposition of traditional or pre-Reformation Christianity, exploring the forces that tended to undermine it, the characteristics of the Protestant and Catholic regimes that superseded it, and the fall-out that resulted from its disintegration. - Publisher
The English Catholic community, 1570-1850 by John Bossy( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The culmination of a generation of research by many scholars, this, the first systematic study of the Roman Catholic community in England between the reign of Elizabeth I and the late nineteenth-century Irish immigration, fills a notable gap in the history of England."--Jacket
Giordano Bruno and the embassy affair by John Bossy( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells a true detective story set mainly in Elizabethan London during the years of cold war just before the Armada of 1588. The mystery is the identity of a spy working in a foreign embassy to frustrate Catholic conspiracy and propaganda aimed at the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth and her government. The suspects in the case are the inmates of the house, an old building in the warren of streets and gardens between Fleet Street and the Thames. These include the ambassador, a civilized Frenchman, his wife, his daughter, his secretary, his clerk and his priest, the tutor, the chef, the butler, and the concierge. They also include a runaway friar, the Neapolitan philosopher, poet, and comedian Giordano Bruno, who wrote masterpieces of Italian literature, who was later burned in Rome for his anti-papal opinions, and who has been revered in Italy for his honorable and heroic resistance to papal authority. Others in the cast are Queen Elizabeth, her formidable secretary of state Sir Francis Walsingham, and King Henry III of France; poets, courtiers, and scholars; statesmen, conspirators, go-betweens, and stool-pigeons. When not in London, the action takes place in Paris and Oxford; a good deal of it happens on the river Thames. The hero or villain, who calls himself Fagot, does his work most effectively, is not found out, and disappears. In the first part of the book these events are narrated. In the second the spy is identified and his story put together. John Bossy's brilliant research, backed by his forensic and literary skills, solves a centuries-old mystery. His book makes a major contribution to the political and intellectual history of the wars of religion in Europe and to the domestic history of Elizabethan England."--Publisher's web-site
Disputes and settlements : law and human relations in the West by Jean Bossy( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by British, American and French scholars uses the records of the law in Western Europe from the fall of Rome to the nineteenth century in an attempt to outline a social history of the West considered as a history of human relations. The primary themes are dispute, arbitration and conjugal relations; the primary influences considered are feud, Christianity and the state. The contributions are discussed overall by an anthropologist lawyer, Simon Roberts, who writes an anthropological introduction, and by the editor in a short historical postscript. The aim has been to strike a new note in social history by attending more closely to actual people and their actual relations; by drawing on the resources of anthropology, legal history, the history of religious feelings and institutions, and of states, to illuminate their behaviour; and by combining the efforts of scholars representing a diversity of intellectual traditions and a long perspective of human experience
Peace in the post-Reformation by John Bossy( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sketches the history of peacemaking between people (not countries) as an activity of churches or of Christianity between the Reformation and the eighteenth century. The story is recounted in four countries (Italy, France, Germany and England) and in several religious settings (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Church of England and Calvinist). Each version is a variation upon a theme: what the author calls a 'moral tradition' which contrasts, as a continuing imperative, with the novelties of theory and practice introduced by the sixteenth-century reformers
Under the Molehill : an Elizabethan spy story by John Bossy( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays presented to Michael Roberts : sometime professor of modern history in the Queen's University of Belfast( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A list of the principal writings of Michael Roberts', p.179-183
Dalla comunità all'individuo : per una storia sociale dei sacramenti nell'Europa moderna by John Bossy( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis en Europa 1560-1660 by T. H Aston( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660 by T. H Aston( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the hundred years after 1560 the nations of Europe underwent an economic, political and social crisis, far-flung in both cause and effect. The economy laboured under an outworn feudal structure; political events were precipitated by forms of social unrest and dissatisfaction that, in the main, found their outlet in the religious upheavals witnessed by the period of the Thirty Years' War and the Puritan Revolution. As a result, the system of land and rents, as well as the composition of governments and the laws upholding them, underwent great change. This series of articles was drawn from the noted British historical journal 'Past and Present' to support the thesis that crisis was the keynote of the period." [Back cover]
England and the Catholic Church under Queen Elizabeth by Arnold Oskar Meyer( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan Catholicism : the link with France by John Bossy( )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du royaume de Jesus-Christ : édition critique de la traduction Française de 1558 by Martin Bucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privacy, christianity and the State, 1400-1650 by John Bossy( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cristandade no ocidente : 1400-1700 by John Bossy( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De regno Christi : libri duo, 1550 by Martin Bucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity in the West, 1400-1700 by John Bossy( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about Christianity in its medieval sense: a body of people, their beliefs and superstitions, and their way of life.-Back cover
Creştinismul în Occident : 1400-1700 by John Bossy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christianity in the West, 1400-1700
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Bossy, John

John Bossy British historian

John Bossy Brits historicus (1933-2015)

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Giordano Bruno and the embassy affairDisputes and settlements : law and human relations in the WestPeace in the post-ReformationUnder the Molehill : an Elizabethan spy story