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Religious Conflict and Civil War in France c. 1560-1600: Term 1, Week 8

Week 8: Religious Toleration

Why was a policy of religious toleration pursued by the authorities in France, what form did it take, and to what extent did it constitute a ‘peace process’?

General reading

  • Mario Turchetti, ‘Religious Concord and Political Tolerance in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century France’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 15-25
  • ‘Middle Parties in France during the Wars of Religion’, in P. Benedict et al (eds), Reformation, Revolt and Civil War in France and the Netherlands, 1555-1585 (1999), pp. 165-83
  • William H. Huseman, ‘The Expression of the Idea of Toleration in French during the Sixteenth Century’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 15 (1984), 293-310
  • Olivier Christin, ‘From Repression to Pacification: French Royal Policy in the Face of Protestantism’, in P. Benedict et al (eds), Reformation, Revolt and Civil War in Franceand the Netherlands, 1555-1585 (1999), pp. 201-14
  • Philip Benedict, ‘Un roi, une loi, deux fois: Parameters for the History of Catholic-Protestant Co-existence in France, 1555-1685’, in O. Grell & B. Scribner (eds), Tolerance and Intolerance in the European Reformation (1996), pp. 65-93
  • R.J. Knecht, Catherine de' Medici (1998)
  • The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598 (2000), esp. chaps. 6 & 13
  • Penny Roberts, Peace and Authority during the French Religious Wars, c. 1560-1600 (2013)

Further reading

  • Penny Roberts, 'The Languages of Peace during the French Religious Wars', Cultural and Social History, 4 (2007), 293-311
  • 'The Kingdom's Two Bodies? Corporeal Rhetoric and Royal Authority during the Religious Wars', French History, 21 (2007), 147-64
  • Alain Tallon, ‘Gallicanism and Religious Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century France’, in K. Cameron et al (eds), The Adventure of Religious Pluralism in Early Modern France (2000)
  • Malcolm C. Smith, ‘Early French Advocates of Religious Freedom’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994), 29-51
  • Seong-Hak Kim, Michel de L’Hôpital: The Vision of a Reformist Chancellor during the French Religious Wars (1997)
  • 'The Chancellor's Crusade: Michel de L'Hôpital and the Parlement of Paris', French History, 7 (1993), 1-29
  • 'Dieu nous garde de la messe du chancelier: the Religious Belief and Political Opinion of Michel de L'Hôpital’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 24 (1993), 595-620
  • H.O. Evennett, The Cardinal of Lorraine and the Council of Trent (1930)
  • D. Nugent, Ecumenism in the Age of the Reformation: The Colloquy of Poissy (1974)
  • N.M. Sutherland, ‘The Cardinal of Lorraine and the Colloque of Poissy: A Reassessment’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 28 (1977), 265-89
  • J. Shimizu, Conflict of Loyalties: Politics and Religion in the Career of Gaspard de Coligny (1970)
  • C. Bettinson, ‘The Politiques and the Politique Party: A Reappraisal’, in K. Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: Dynasty, State and Society in Early Modern France (1989), pp. 35-50
  • E.M. Beame, ‘The Politiques and the Historians’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 54 (1993), 355-79
  • Mack P. Holt, The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle during the Wars of Religion (1986)
  • Thierry Wanegffelen, Ni Rome ni Genève: des fidèles entre deux chaires en France au XVIe siècle (1997)

Documents: 10-11, 20, 36