"It is an important work and sets forth new constructs about Renaissance and Reformation that must be considered."-Marion Leathers Kuntz, American Historical Review; "[Levi's] skillfully navigated intellectual journey is a tour de force."Choice; "A refreshingly broad vision of the period."-Times Literary Supplement; "A massive and learned work . . . great wealth of learning."-History
Author Biography: Anthony Levi is emeritus professor of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the editor of translations of Erasmus and Pascal, and author of biographies of Richelieu and Louis XIV.