The French Wars of Religion, 1559-1598

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Longman, 1996 - History - 151 pages
This famous series examines key themes in British, European and World history in short, succinct volumes. The text is supported by primary material in a Documents section, a full bibliography and an index; where appropriate there are maps, chronologies and glossaries. All the books in the series are written by experts in the field who are not only familiar with the latest research but have often contributed to it. Works of scholarship in their own right, the books also provide a survey of current historical interpretations. Longman has now inaugurated a major programme of renewal and expansion for Seminar Studies, with many new titles and new editions in the pipeline. Existing books are being re-presented in a larger, more reader-friendly format as they reprint; and new books and new editions are being reset into an entirely new page design. 'R.J.Knecht is a notable expert in this field, so the reputation of this series cannot fail to be enhanced by this volume...'Teaching History of the First EditionThis Seminar Study provides the reader with a lucid introduction to a complex period of French history. In the second half of the sixteenth century France was racked by religious civil

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Contents

THE NOBILITY IN CRISIS
11
ANALYSIS
20
CATHERINE DE MEDICI AND THE COLLOQUY OF POISSY
28
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

R. J. Knecht is Emeritus Professor of French History and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in the Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Societe de l'Histoire de France, he has been Chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and of the Society for the Study of French History. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. He has published extensively in the field of French history, and his "Renaissance Warrior and Patron: The Reign of Francis I" (1994) recently appeared in a revised French edition under the title, "Un prince de la Renaissance: Francois Ier et son royaume" (1998).

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