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, 1562–70; 3. Popular disorder and religious tensions: the making of a massacre, 1570–4; 4. The rhetoric of resistance: the unmaking of the body politic, 1574–84; 5. Godly warriors: the crisis of the league, 1584–93; 6. Henry IV and the edict of Nantes: the remaking of Gallicanism; 7. Epilogue: the last war of religion, 1610–29; 8. Conclusions: economic impact, social change and absolutism; Short biographies; Genealogical charts; Suggestions for further reading.
The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 / Edition 2by T. C. W. Blanning, William Beik, Mack P. Holt
Pub. Date: 10/31/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Drawing on the latest Reformation scholarship, this text presents a new analysis of the French wars of religion. It argues that religious tension was just as important to the outcome, as the political aspirations of the court's aristocratic factions or any underlying socio-economic tensions.
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