French Wars of Religion

Selected Documents
Author(s): 
Potter, David
ISBN: 
0333647998
Date published: 
January 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99
Pages: 
304

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.