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A History of Sixteenth Century France, 1483-1598 : Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion - Janine Garrisson

A History of Sixteenth Century France, 1483-1598

Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion

Paperback Published: 14th June 1995
ISBN: 9780333604601
Number Of Pages: 448
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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A masterful new survey of sixteenth-century France which examines the vicissitudes of the French monarchy during the Italian Wars and the Wars of Religion. It explores how the advances made under a succession of strong kings from Charles VIII to Henri II created tensions in traditional society which combined with economic problems and emerging religious divisions to bring the kingdom close to disintegration under a series of weak kings from Francois II to Henri III. The political crisis culminated in France's first succession conflict for centuries, but was resolved through Henri IV's timely reconnection of dynastic legitimism with religious orthodoxy.

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'An excellent introduction. Intelligent, provocative and informative and, unlike most history texts, very readable!' - J. McAdook, Goldsmiths College, University of London

PART 1 - Introduction - The People and the Country - Urban Life - PART 2 - Passions in France - Charles VIII and Louis XII - Foreign Policy under Francois I and Henri II - Domestic Politics under Francois I and Henri II - The Monarchy and its Image - PART 3 - Introduction to Part 3 - The People in Power - The Church and the Protestant Faction - The Church and the Catholic Faction - The Politiques - Conde's Wars (1559-1570) - The Massacre of Saint Bartholomew and the Baronial Wars (1570-1584) - The 'War of the Three Henries' and the Struggle for Peace under Henri IV (1584-1598) - Conclusion - Glossary - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333604601
ISBN-10: 0333604601
Series: European Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 14th June 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 18