The preface (in volume one) of this important work notes the following,
"The reformation of the sixteenth century restored to the human race what the middle ages had stolen from them; it delivered them from the traditions, laws, and despotism of the papacy; it put an end to the minority and tutelage in which Rome claimed to keep mankind for ever; and by calling upon man to establish his faith not on the word of a priest, but on the infallible Word of God, and by announcing to every one free access to the Father through the new and saving way ‚Äď Christ Jesus, it proclaimed and brought about the hour of Christian manhood."
In this extensive chronicle of international Reformation the author has made use of the archives in Geneva, Calvin's Latin letters, numerous French documents of the sixteenth century and many other sources not readily available (especially to English readers). There are few other large Reformation histories, written by Calvinists, that rival this set.
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