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Religious Conflict and Civil War in France c. 1560-1600: Term 2, Week 5

Week 5: The Catholic Response

How effective was the Catholic response to the spread of Protestantism in France?

General reading

  • Marc Venard, 'Catholicism and Resistance to the Reformation in France, 1555-1585', in P. Benedict et al (eds), Reformation, Revolt and Civil War in France and the Netherlands, 1555-1585 (1999), pp. 133-48
  • Philip Benedict, 'The Catholic Response to Protestantism: Church Activity and Popular Piety in Rouen, 1560-1600', in J. Obelkevich (ed.), Religion and the People, 800-1700 (1979), pp. 168-90
  • Luc Racaut, Hatred in Print: Catholic Propaganda and Protestant Identity during the French Wars of Religion (2002)

Further reading

  • Barbara Diefendorf, Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris (1991), chaps. 9-10
  • R.R. Harding, 'The Mobilisation of Confraternities against the Reformation in France', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 85-107
  • Mack P. Holt, 'Wine, Community and Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Burgundy', Past and Present, 138 (1993), 58-93
  • 'Burgundians into Frenchmen: Catholic Identity in Sixteenth-Century Burgundy', in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing Identities in Early Modern France (1996), pp. 345-70
  • Kevin Gould, Catholic Activism in South-West France, 1540-1570 (2006)
  • Judith Pollmann, 'Countering the Reformation in France and the Netherlands: Clerical Leadership and Catholic Violence', Past and Present, 190 (2006), 83-120
  • Andrew Spicer, '(Re)Building the Sacred Landscape: Orleans, 1560-1610', French History, 21 (2007), 247-68
  • Stuart Carroll, 'The Guise Affinity and Popular Protest during the Wars of Religion', French History, 9 (1995), 125-52
  • D. Nicholls, 'Inertia and Reform in the Pre-Tridentine French Church: Rouen, 1520-62', Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 32 (1981)
  • Megan Armstrong, The Politics of Piety: Franciscan Preachers during the Wars of Religion, 1560-1660 (2004)
  • 'Spiritual Reform, Mendicant Autonomy, and State Formation: French Franciscan Disputes before the Parlement of Paris, 1500-1600', French Historical Studies, 25 (2002), 505-30
  • Larissa J. Taylor, 'Funeral Sermons and Orations as Religious Propaganda 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. 224-39
  • F.J. Baumgartner, Change and Continuity in the French Episcopate: The Bishops and the Wars of Religion, 1547-1610 (1986)
  • Philip T. Hoffman, Church and Community in the Diocese of Lyon, 1500-1789 (1984)
  • A.N. Galpern, The Religions of the People in Sixteenth-Century Champagne (1976)
  • A. Lynne Martin, The Jesuit Mind: The Mentality of an Elite in Early Modern France (1988)
  • G.W. Sypher, 'Faisant ce qu'il leur vient à plaisir: The Image of Protestantism in French Catholic Polemic on the Eve of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 59-84
  • Luc Racaut, 'The Cultural Obstacles to Religious Pluralism in the Polemic of the French Wars of Religion', in K. Cameron et al (eds), The Adventure of Religious Pluralism in Early Modern France (2000)
  • Eric Nelson, The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615) (2005)

Documents: Potter: Chap. 1, doc. 13; Chap. 4, doc. 7
Documents: 19
Figures: 6, 7 & 8