2023-2024 / HREL0010-1

Introduction to Reformation history


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Frédérick Vanhoorne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The Reformation is an essential element of the religious and political evolution of Europe, but also of Western civilization. It constitutes a religious rupture while being situated in the continuity of various movements which mark the late Middle Ages. The course will be built around these ruptures and continuities in order to better understand the specificities of the Reformation and their implications. This course is therefore as much about the history of mentalities and cultural history as it is about religious history.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To contribute to a better knowledge of this religious phenomenon crucial for the history of Europe, of its origins and his impact on numerous spheres of the western society.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Required reading:
Pierre-Olivier Léchot, La Réforme (1517-1564), 2e édition revue, Paris, PUF, 2021 (coll. Que sais-je ? n° 4077).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The weekly schedule of the course is fixed with the students during an information session at the beginning of the second four-month period.


Frédérick Vanhoorne
ULiège Library - Bibliothèque de l'Université de liège
Quai Roosevelt, 1B
4000 Liège

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