The French Wars of Religion: Selected Documents

Overview

This book aims - through translations of key documents concerning communal religious violence, political confrontation and war - to provide the means to study the French Wars of Religion through the most important contemporary sources.

Documents include: key legislative acts of the period from the edicts concerning religion and toleration in 1560-62 to the 1590s; sources on types of religious violence during the early years of the wars; a ...
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Overview

This book aims - through translations of key documents concerning communal religious violence, political confrontation and war - to provide the means to study the French Wars of Religion through the most important contemporary sources.

Documents include: key legislative acts of the period from the edicts concerning religion and toleration in 1560-62 to the 1590s; sources on types of religious violence during the early years of the wars; a detailed examination of the massacre of Saint Bartholomew; and the breakdown of royal authority in the 1580s and its restoration by Henry IV.

Each section is accompanied by a commentary which guides the reader through the documents translated.
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Offers translations of 226 key documents pertaining to war, communal religious violence, political confrontation, and aristocratic faction surrounding the French Wars of Religion during the period 1560-1600. Documents include legislative acts, edicts concerning religion and toleration, budgets, speeches, and contemporary accounts. Each chronological section is accompanied by commentary. Includes genealogical tables and b&w maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312175450
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/1998
  • Series: Documents in History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Porter is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Kent.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Maps
Note
Abbreviations or References
France on the Eve of War
Religious Violence in the Early Years of Conflict
The First War of Religion and the Pacification (1562-66)
The Second and Third Wars (1567-70)
The Era of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre
The Accession of Henry III and the Estates-General (1574-7)
The Crisis of the League and Collapse of Royal Authority (1584-8)
Henry IV and the League (1589-95)
Epilogue: Henry IV and the Protestants
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