France in the Sixteenth Century

Author(s): 
Baumgartner, Frederic J.
ISBN: 
0333619781
Date published: 
January 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£37.50
Pages: 
300

Both the golden age of the Renaissance state and the catastrophic era of the Wars of Religion, this fascinating period in French history has been oddly neglected by English-language historians. Professor Baumgartner's book fills a major gap in the textbook market: an accessible, fully current account which covers the principal political, economic and cultural themes from Francois I's successful centralization of the state, through France's near prostration under the Catholic-Huguenot civil war, and ending with the accession of Henri IV.