"The Early Reformation" provides an overview of the European world during the late-15th and early-16th centuries. From Columbus's discovery of the New World to the years of religious wars, the Reformation was a period of restless exploration and often bloody protest. The Protestant Reformation, the life of Martin Luther, the English Reformation, and the Italian Wars are among the events vividly described in this richly illustrated text. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are included.