The 2015 winner was Simone Laqua-O’Donnell’s book Women and the Counter Reformation in Early Modern Munster published by Oxford University Press. This was considered to be a tightly organised book, based on a nuanced reading of many sources, and written in an engaging style that draws in the reader, even those without knowledge of the period. The panel found it enthralling and difficult to put down. It has a lovely opening page which links to the portrait on the front of the book and has some truly original insights.
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