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Further Reading and Links

Sample secondary reading:

  • Susan Broomhall, Women and religion in sixteenth-century France (Palgrave McMillan, 2009), ch. 5: ‘Religious, politics and violence’. E-book available through Warwick University Library. (Log-in required).
  • Ingrid De Smet, ‘Livres, érudition et irénisme à l’époque des Guerres de religion: autour de la Satyre ménippée’, in: Between Scylla and Charybdis. Learned Letter Writers Navigating the Reefs of Religious and Political Controversy in Early Modern Europe, ed. by J. De Landtsheer and H. Nellen, Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 185-201.
  • Barbara B. Diefendorf, The Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre: a brief history with documents (Bedford / St Martin’s, 2009).
  • Mark Greengrass, France in the Age of Henri IV, Studies in Modern History, 2nd edn (London, 1995): very readable
  • Mack P. Holt (ed.), The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629, New approaches to European History (Cambridge: CUP, 1995 repr. 1999): designed for undergraduates and general readers.
  • Arlette Jouanna, Le devoir de révolte: la noblesse française et la gestation de l’Etat moderne, 1559-1661 (Paris: Fayard, 1989).
  • Robert M. Kingdon, ‘The Huguenots and the French Wars of Religion’, in J.H. Burns and M. Goldie (ed.), Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700, pp. 206-218.
  • Kathleen Perry Long (ed.), Religious differences in France : past and present (Kirksville, Mo., 2006).
  • Kathleen A. Parrow, From Defense to Resistance: Justification of Violence during the French Wars of Religion (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1993).
  • J. H. M. Salmon, Society in Crisis: France in the Sixteenth Century (London, 1975) – a seminal collection of articles/book chapters.
  • Phillip John Usher, Epic Arts in Renaissance France (Oxford University Press, 2014), ch. 4: ‘D’Aubigné’s Tragiques: A Wasteland of Graffiti’ – available as an e-book from Oxford Scholarship Online through Warwick University Library (DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0005) (log-in required).

Online collections: primary materials and bibliographies

  • Gallica - the electronic repository / gateway of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

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Online exhibitions and other collections/sites of interest

F. Dubois, Massacre de la Saint Barthélemy