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Beneath the Cross : Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-century Paris (91 Edition)

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The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, particularly the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a conflagration that left two thousand or more Protestants dead in the streets and ushered in a series of bloody religious battles. Until now, however, historians have been preoccupied with the political aspects of the conflicts, and histories have focused on the roles of the king and high noblemen in the assassinations that sparked the massacres, rather than the mass violence. In this compelling and unique study, Diefendorf closely examines popular religious fanaticism and religious hatred. She focuses on the roots and escalation of the conflicts, the propaganda of Catholic and Protestant preachers, popular religious beliefs and rituals, the role of the militia, and the underground activities of the Protestant community after the massacres. Drawing on a wide array of published and unpublished sources, Beneath the Cross is the most comprehensive social history to date of these religious conflicts.

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The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, particularly the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a conflagration that left two thousand or more Protestants dead in the streets and ushered in a series of bloody religious battles. Until now, however, historians have been preoccupied with the political aspects of the conflicts, and histories have focused on the roles of the king and high noblemen in the assassinations that sparked the massacres, rather than the mass violence. In this compelling and unique study, Diefendorf closely examines popular religious fanaticism and religious hatred. She focuses on the roots and escalation of the conflicts, the propaganda of Catholic and Protestant preachers, popular religious beliefs and rituals, the role of the militia, and the underground activities of the Protestant community after the massacres. Drawing on a wide array of published and unpublished sources, Beneath the Cross is the most comprehensive social history to date of these religious conflicts.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-263) and index.

Table of Contents

1. The City and Its People

2. The Most Catholic Capital

3. The Intensification of Religious Hatreds, 1557-1562

4. War and Peace, 1562-1567

5. The Renewal of War and the Failure of Peace, 1567-1572

6. The Massacre in Paris

7. The Underground Church

8. The Shadow of God's Wings

9. The Bellows of Satan

10. The War in the Streets

Conclusion: Paris in the Religious Wars

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195070132
Subtitle:
Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris
Author:
Diefendorf, Barbara
Author:
Diefendorf, Barbara B.
Author:
null, Barbara B.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
History, World | European
Subject:
Christian Life - Spiritual Warfare
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Paris (France) History 16th century.
Subject:
France History.
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Number:
4
Series Volume:
9287
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
102.00 in.

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"Synopsis" by , The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, particularly the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a conflagration that left two thousand or more Protestants dead in the streets and ushered in a series of bloody religious battles. Until now, however, historians have been preoccupied with the political aspects of the conflicts, and histories have focused on the roles of the king and high noblemen in the assassinations that sparked the massacres, rather than the mass violence. In this compelling and unique study, Diefendorf closely examines popular religious fanaticism and religious hatred. She focuses on the roots and escalation of the conflicts, the propaganda of Catholic and Protestant preachers, popular religious beliefs and rituals, the role of the militia, and the underground activities of the Protestant community after the massacres. Drawing on a wide array of published and unpublished sources, Beneath the Cross is the most comprehensive social history to date of these religious conflicts.
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