The French Wars of Religion: Selected Documents (Documents in History)

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9780312175450: The French Wars of Religion: Selected Documents (Documents in History)

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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About the Author:

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

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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