St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312413602
ISBN-13: 9780312413606
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

A riveting account of the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre, its origins, and its aftermath, this volume by Barbara B. Diefendorf introduces students to the most notorious episode in France's sixteenth century civil and religious wars and an event of lasting historical importance. The murder of thousands of French Protestants by Catholics in August 1572 influenced not only the subsequent course of France's civil wars and state building, but also patterns of international alliance and long-standing cultural values across Europe. The book begins with an introduction that explores the political and religious context for the massacre and traces the course of the massacre and its aftermath. The featured documents offer a rich array of sources on the conflict including royal edicts, popular songs, polemics, eyewitness accounts, memoirs, paintings, and engravings to enable students to explore the massacre, the nature of church-state relations, the moral responsibility of secular and religious authorities, and the origins and consequences of religious persecution and intolerance in this period. Useful pedagogic aids include headnotes and gloss notes to the documents, a list of major figures, a chronology of key events, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index.

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Texts and Translations
List of Illustrations
List of Major Figures
Introduction: Saint Bartholomew's Day and the Problem of Religious Violence
Religious Faith in an Insecure World
The Origins and Spread of the Protestant Reformation
Religious War and the Intensification of Religious Hatreds
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in Paris and the Provinces
Repercussions of the Massacre in France and Abroad
Memories of the Massacre
The Documents
Religious Divisions in Sixteenth-Century France
Opposing Views of the True Faith
Simon du Rosier, Antithesis of Jesus Christ and the Pope, 1561
Artus Desir�©, Description of the City of God Besieged by the Wretched Heretics, 1550

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