Kenneth Fowler, 13 June 1991
Show More Ways of Lying: Dissimulation and Conformity in Early Modern Europe by Perez Zagorin.
Harvard, 337 pp., £27.95, September 1990, 0 674 94834 3Show More
Lucrecia’s Dreams: Politics and Prophecy in 16th-Century Spain by Richard Kagan.
California, 229 pp., £24.95, July 1990, 0 520 06655 3Show More
‘In his Image and Likeness’: Political Iconography and Religious Change in Regenshurg, 1500-1600 by Kristin Zapalac.
Cornell, 280 pp., $29.95, October 1990, 0 8014 2269 8Show More
“... Perez Zagorin’s suggestion that the 16th and early 17th centuries, the era which encompassed the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, might aptly be described as the Age of Dissimulation comes in the conclusion to an exhaustive study. This was an age of new spiritual energies, of intensified faith, of heightened religiosity, of new religious sects, an age, in the memorable phrase of Lucien Febvre, ‘that wanted to believe ...”