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Religious Conflict and Civil War in France c. 1560-1600: Term 1, Week 9

Week 9: The Edicts of Pacification

What problems faced those trying to enforce the edicts of pacification?

What, if anything, was ‘new’ about the Edict of Nantes?

  • Penny Roberts, Peace and Authority during the French Religious Wars, c. 1560-1600 (2013)
  • N.M. Sutherland, The Huguenot Struggle for Recognition (1980)
  • Penny Roberts, ‘Royal Authority and Justice during the French Religious Wars’, Past and Present, 184 (2004), 3-32
  • 'The Most Crucial Battle of the Wars of Religion? The Conflict over Sites for Reformed Worship in Sixteenth-Century France, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 89 (1998), 247-67
  • ‘One town, two faiths: unity and exclusion in sixteenth-century France’, in Thomas Max Safley (ed.), Multiconfessionalism in the Early Modern World (Leiden, 2011), 265-285
  • ‘Religious Pluralism in Practice: The Enforcement of the Edicts of Pacification’,
  • Mark Greengrass, ‘Pluralism and Equality: The Peace of Monsieur, May 1576’,
  • Daniel Hickey, ‘Enforcing the Edict of Nantes: The 1599 Commissions and Local Elites in Dauphiné and Poitou-Aunis’,
  • Philip Conner, ‘Peace in the Provinces: Peace-making in Montauban and the Protestant South during the Later Wars of Religion’, all in K. Cameron et al (eds), The Adventure of Religious Pluralism in Early Modern France (2000)
  • Jérémie Foa, ‘Making Peace: The Commissions for Enforcing the Pacification Edicts in the Reign of Charles IX (1560-1574)’, French History, 18 (2004), 256-74
  • Gregory Champeaud, ‘The Edict of Poitiers and the Treaty of Nérac, or Two Steps towards the Edict of Nantes’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 32 (2001), 319-34
  • V.E. Graham & W. McAllister Johnson, The Royal Tour of France by Charles IX and Catherine de Medici: Festivals and Entries, 1564-66 (1979)
  • J. Boutier et al, Un tour de France royal: Le voyage de Charles IX (1564-1566) (1984)
  • A. Stegmann, Edits des guerres de religion (1979)
  • Olivier Christin, La paix de religion: l'autonomisation de la raison politique au XVIe siècle (1997)
  • Jérémie Foa, Le tombeau de la paix. Une histoire des édits de pacification (1560-1572) (2015)
  • Michel Grandjean & Bernard Roussel (eds), Coexister dans l’intolérance: L’édit de Nantes (1598) (1998) [There are brief summaries in English of the contents of the chapters at the back of the book]
  • L’Édit de Nantes (Edns de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1998)
  • Thierry Wanegffelen, L’Édit de Nantes: Une histoire européenne de la tolerance (XVIe-XXe siècle) (1998)

Documents: Potter: Chap. 1, docs. 16-17; Chap. 3, docs. 13-28; Chap. 4, docs. 6-8,

10-11, 17-20; Chap. 6, docs. 6-9, 15-19; Epilogue, docs. 8-9

Documents: 21-24, 31, 35