Beneath the Cross Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris

ISBN-10: 0195070135

ISBN-13: 9780195070132

Edition: 1991

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Description: The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, in particular the St Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a conflagration that left two thousand or more Protestants dead in the streets and ushered in a series of bloody religious battles. Previous histories of the religious conflicts have been preoccupied with their political aspects, but have not examined the mass violence. Diefendorf focuses on popular religious fanaticism and religious hatred. She examines the roots and escalation of the conflicts, the propaganda of Catholic and Protestant preachers, popular religious beliefs and rituals, the role of the militia, and the underground activities of the Protestant community after the massacres. Using a wide array of published and unpublished sources, she provides the most comprehensive social history to date of these religious conflicts.

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The City and Its People
The Most Catholic Capital
The Intensification of Religious Hatreds, 1557-1562
War and Peace, 1562-1567
The Renewal of War and the Failure of Peace, 1567-1572
The Massacre in Paris
The Underground Church
The Shadow of God's Wings
The Bellows of Satan
The War in the Streets
Conclusion: Paris in the Religious Wars
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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