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Religious Conflict and Civil War in France c. 1560-1600: Term 1, Week 7

Week 7: The Huguenot Church

How militant was the Huguenot movement?

How was the French Reformed Church able to sustain itself despite persecution?

[See the reading on the section on 'The French Reformation', plus...]

  • Philip Benedict, ‘The Dynamics of Protestant Militancy: France 1555-1563’, and
  • Denis Crouzet, ‘Calvinism and the Uses of the Political and the Religious (France, ca. 1560-ca. 1572)’, both in P. Benedict et al (eds), Reformation, Revolt and Civil War in France and the Netherlands, 1555-1585 (1999), pp. 35-50, 99-113
  • R. Mentzer & A. spicer (eds), Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685 (2002) a collection of diverse and useful essays, on militancy see in particular the essays by Roberts and James
  • Penny Roberts, ‘The demands and dangers of the Reformed ministry in Troyes, 1552-72’, in The Reformation of the Parishes, ed. A. Pettegree (1993), pp. 153-74
  • ‘Contesting Sacred Space: Burial Disputes in Sixteenth-Century France’, in B. Gordon & P. Marshall (eds), The Place of the Dead: Death and Remembrance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2000), pp. 131-48
  • ‘Huguenot conspiracies, real and imagined, in sixteenth-century France’, in B.Coward and J.Swann (eds), Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory in Early Modern Europe (2004), pp. 55-69
  • David Nicholls, 'The Theatre of Martyrdom in the French Reformation', Past and Present, 121 (1988), 49-73
  • R.A. Mentzer, 'Organizational Endeavour and Charitable Impulse in Sixteenth-Century France: the Case of Protestant Nîmes', French History, 5 (1991), 1-29
  • 'Disciplina nervus ecclesiae: the Calvinist Reform of Morals at Nîmes', Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987), 89-115
  • Mark Greengrass, ‘Financing the Cause: Protestant Mobilization and Accountability in France (1562-1598)’, in P. Benedict et al (eds), Reformation, Revolt and Civil War in France and the Netherlands, 1555-1585 (1999), pp. 233-54
  • ‘The Calvinist Experiment in Béarn’, in A. Pettegree et al (eds), Calvinism in Europe, 1540-1620 (1994), pp. 119-42
  • ‘Nicolas Pithou: Experience, Conscience and History in the French Civil Wars’, in A. Fletcher & P. Roberts (eds), Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain (1994)
  • M.S. Lamet, 'French Protestants in a Position of Strength: the Early Years of the Reformation in Caen, 1558-1568', Sixteenth Century Journal, 9 (1978), 35-55
  • N.M. Roelker, Queen of Navarre: Jeanne d’Albret, 1528-1572 (1968)
  • ‘The Role of Noblewomen in the French Reformation’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 63 (1972), 168-95
  • 'The Appeal of Calvinism to French Noblewomen in the Sixteenth Century', Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 2 (1971-72), 391-418
  • Glenn S. Sunshine, Reforming French Protestantism: The Development of Huguenot Ecclesiastical Institutions, 1557-1572 (2003)
  • Scott M. Manetsch, Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572-1598 (2000)
  • Théodore de Bèze, Correspondance, eds H. Aubert, H. Meylan and A. Dufour (many vols, 1962-)
  • Philip Benedict and Nicolas Fornerod (eds), L'organisation et l'action des Églises réformées de France (2012)
  • Histoire ecclésiastique des églises réformées au royaume de France, eds G. Baum, E. Cunitz et al (3 vols., original edn 1883-9)
  • Janine Garrisson, Protestants du Midi, 1559-98 (1980)
  • E. Le Roy Ladurie, Les paysans de Languedoc (2 vols., 1966), i, pp. 341-4
  • Hugues Daussy, Le Parti huguenot: chronique d'une désillusion (1557-1572) (2014)
  • Les Huguenots et le Roi: Le combat politique de Philippe Duplessis-Mornay (1572-1600) (2002)

Documents: Potter: Chap. 1, docs. 7-8, 14-16; Chap. 2, doc. 4; Chap. 3, doc. 3;

Chap. 4, docs. 2-3, 8-9; Epilogue

Documents: 2-18

Figures: 1 & 2