The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wycliffe to Calvin, 1300–1564

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Will Durant

Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2014

Duration: 48 hours 55 minutes


An engrossing volume on the European Reformation by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant

The sixth volume of Durant’s acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Reformation chronicles the history of European civilization from 1300 to 1564. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

the schism within the Roman Catholic Church and the formation of early Protestantism;
the theology of Martin Luther and his societal impact;
the rise of Humanism and the life of Desiderius Erasmus;
the royal monarchies of England, France, Spain, and Italy;
the imperial conquests of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the Americas;
the Bohemian revolution of Eastern Europe, the unification of Russia, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire;
the teachings of John Calvin; and
the Counter-Reformation of the sixteenth century.


  • paul b

    great insight into the goings on in the sixteenth century and a superb read.