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The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 (New Approaches to European History)

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This book is an accessible and comprehensive study of the French wars of religion, designed specifically for undergraduate students. Drawing on the latest scholarship of a generation of social historians of the Reformation, the author presents a new analysis which goes beyond the partisan politics of noble factions and socio-economic tensions of early modern society. He argues that this long conflict was fomented by religious tensions among the population at large. While politics and socio-economic tensions were doubtlessly important, this book focuses on the social history of religion. By analysing the conflict as a cultural clash between two communities bent on defining the boundaries between the sacred and the profane in explicitly different ways, the author attempts to explain why the wars lasted for so long and why they ended in the way that they did.

Synopsis:

A new look at the French wars of religion, designed for undergraduate students and general readers.

Synopsis:

This book is an accessible and comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. Drawing on the latest scholarship of a generation of social historians of the Reformation, the author presents a new analysis of this long conflict. He argues that religious tension between Catholics and Protestants played a crucial role in the wars and was just as important to the outcome as the political aspirations of the aristocratic factions at court or any underlying socio-economic tensions. Designed specifically for undergraduate students, this textbook assumes no background knowledge of either French history or the Reformation.

Synopsis:

This book is the first comprehensive study of the French wars of religion to appear for more than twenty years. Designed specifically for undergraduate students, it assumes no background knowledge of either French history or the Reformation, and includes features to aid the student reader such as maps, a chronology, brief biographies, and suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

A new look at the French wars of religion, designed for undergraduate students and general readers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-232) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chronological table of events; 1. Prologue: Gallicanism and reform in the sixteenth century; 2. 'The beginning of a tragedy': the early wars of religion, 1562-1570; 3. Popular disorder and religious tensions: the making of a massacre, 1570-1574; 4. The rhetoric of resistance: the unmaking of the body politic, 1574-1584; 5. Godly warriors: the crisis of the league, 1584-1593; 6. Henry IV and the edict of Nantes: the remaking of Gallicanism; 7. Epilogue: the last war of religion, 1610-1629; 8. Conclusions: economic impact, social change and absolutism; Short biographies; Genealogical charts; Suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521358736
Editor:
Blanning, T. C. W.
Editor:
Beik, William
Editor:
Blanning, T. C. W.
Editor:
Beik, William
Author:
Blanning, T. C. W.
Author:
Holt, Mack P.
Author:
Beik, William
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Reformation
Subject:
Religion and politics
Subject:
Reformation -- France.
Subject:
Religion and politics -- France.
Subject:
Huguenots.
Subject:
Huguenots -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Subject:
France History Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598 Social aspects.
Subject:
France.--Edit de Nantes
Series:
New Approaches to European History
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
19951019
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 line diagrams 9 maps
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
8.97x5.98x.59 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A new look at the French wars of religion, designed for undergraduate students and general readers.
"Synopsis" by , This book is an accessible and comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. Drawing on the latest scholarship of a generation of social historians of the Reformation, the author presents a new analysis of this long conflict. He argues that religious tension between Catholics and Protestants played a crucial role in the wars and was just as important to the outcome as the political aspirations of the aristocratic factions at court or any underlying socio-economic tensions. Designed specifically for undergraduate students, this textbook assumes no background knowledge of either French history or the Reformation.
"Synopsis" by , This book is the first comprehensive study of the French wars of religion to appear for more than twenty years. Designed specifically for undergraduate students, it assumes no background knowledge of either French history or the Reformation, and includes features to aid the student reader such as maps, a chronology, brief biographies, and suggestions for further reading.
"Synopsis" by , A new look at the French wars of religion, designed for undergraduate students and general readers.
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