NextGen Humanities

NextGen Humanities Episode 1 - Bryan Kozik & the Reformations and the Meaning of Europe

July 06, 2020 Zachary Mazur Season 1 Episode 1
NextGen Humanities
NextGen Humanities Episode 1 - Bryan Kozik & the Reformations and the Meaning of Europe
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NextGen Humanities
NextGen Humanities Episode 1 - Bryan Kozik & the Reformations and the Meaning of Europe
Jul 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Zachary Mazur

In this episode we sit down with historian Bryan Kozik, PhD to talk about his work on Reformation era Central Europe and how he is shifting the conversation in his field. With a focus on bishops and changes happening at the local level, he gives us a better sense of this momentous epoch in world history. His fresh perspective shows how we can start to better understand the changing definitions of Europe and how religion should remain a key factor when assessing history.

Bryan Kozik's reading suggestions:
For a terrific, accessible illustration of the heterogeneity of pre-Reformation Western Christianity:

Richard Wunderli, Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen (1992)

For scholarly but accessible surveys to the Reformations era:

Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation: A History (2005)

Carlos Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (2016)

For introductions to more varied, specialized topics in Reformations history:

Andrew Pettegree, ed. The Reformation World (2002)

R. Po-chia Hsia, ed., A Companion to the Reformation World (2004)

Howard Louthan and Graeme Murdock, eds., A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe (2015)


Music by Adam Pisarkiewicz

https://www.zacharymazur.com/

Show Notes

In this episode we sit down with historian Bryan Kozik, PhD to talk about his work on Reformation era Central Europe and how he is shifting the conversation in his field. With a focus on bishops and changes happening at the local level, he gives us a better sense of this momentous epoch in world history. His fresh perspective shows how we can start to better understand the changing definitions of Europe and how religion should remain a key factor when assessing history.

Bryan Kozik's reading suggestions:
For a terrific, accessible illustration of the heterogeneity of pre-Reformation Western Christianity:

Richard Wunderli, Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen (1992)

For scholarly but accessible surveys to the Reformations era:

Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation: A History (2005)

Carlos Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (2016)

For introductions to more varied, specialized topics in Reformations history:

Andrew Pettegree, ed. The Reformation World (2002)

R. Po-chia Hsia, ed., A Companion to the Reformation World (2004)

Howard Louthan and Graeme Murdock, eds., A Companion to the Reformation in Central Europe (2015)


Music by Adam Pisarkiewicz

https://www.zacharymazur.com/