Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685 available in Hardcover
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The Huguenots were a religious minority in France who fought during the second half of the sixteenth century for their Protestant (Calvinist) beliefs, and to whom concessions were granted by the crown with the Edict of Nantes in 1598. The Huguenots continued to enjoy their privileged status until the Edict was revoked in 1685. This collection of essays explores the character and identity of the Huguenot movement by examining their institutions, patterns of belief and worship, and interaction with French state and society.
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Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Être protestant Raymond A. Mentzer and Andrew Spicer; 2. Preaching, printing, psalm-singing: the making and unmaking of the Reformed church in Lyon, 1550-1572 Timothy Watson; 3. Religious polemic and Huguenot self-perception and identity, 1554-1619 Luc Racaut; 4. Confessionalisation in France? Critical reflections and new evidence Philip Benedict; 5. Huguenot petitioning during the wars of religion Penny Roberts; 6. Informal networks in sixteenth-century French Protestantism Mark Greengrass; 7. The Edict of Nantes and its institutions Raymond A. Mentzer; 8. 'Speaking the King's language': the Huguenot magistrates of Castres and Pau Amanda Eurich; 9. The Huguenot academies: preparing for an uncertain future Karin Maag; 10. Huguenot poor relief and health care in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Martin Dinges; 11. 'Qui est de Dieu, oit la parole de Dieu'; the Huguenots and their temples Andrew Spicer; 12. 'Ensevelir honnestement les corps': funeral corteges and Huguenot culture Bernard Roussel; 13. Huguenot militancy and the seventeenth-century wars of religion Alan James; 14. Epilogue Raymond A. Mentzer and Andrew Spicer; Index.