French Wars of Religion: Selected Documents
ISBN: 0333647998
EAN13: 9780333647998
Language: English
Pages: 304
Edition: 1997
Format: Paperback
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Book 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.