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The Huguenots in England : Immigration and Settlement c.1550-1700 - B. J. Cottret

The Huguenots in England

Immigration and Settlement c.1550-1700

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Published: 28th May 2004
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This is a much-revised version of Professor Cottret's acclaimed study of the Huguenot communities in England, first published in French by Aubier in 1985. The Huguenots in England presents a detailed, sympathetic assessment of one of the great migrations of early modern Europe, examining the social origins, aspirations and eventual destiny of the refugees, and their responses to their new-found home, a Protestant terre d'exil. Bernard Cottret shows how for the poor weavers, carders and craftsmen who constituted the majority of the exiles the experience of religious persecution was at once personal calamity, disruptive of home and family, and heaven-sent economic opportunity, which many were quick to exploit. The individual testimonies contained in consistory registers contain a wealth of personal narrative, reflection and reaction, enabling Professor Cottret to build a fully rounded picture of the Huguenot experience in early modern England. In an extended afterword Professor Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie considers the Huguenot phenomenon in the wider context of the contrasting British and French attitudes to religious minorities in the early modern period.

List of figures, maps and tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
+How to be an alien+ reconsidered
The Refuge in time and space
Exile and the Kingdom in the Century of the Reformation
A founding episode: Edward VI+s character, 1550
The reign of Elizabeth: charity begins at home
Splendours and Misfortunes of the Seventeenth Century
From religious loyalty to political exasperation: 1603+1642
The Church and the body politic, 1642+1660: godly rebellion or lay reformation?
The restoration: from consensus to division, c. 1660+1680
The impact of massive immigration, c. 1680+1700
Stranger Communities and Minorities
An alternative form of social life?
Moral enforcement: the obligation of dignity
Conclusion
Towards a typology of minorities?
Documents
Afterword
Select bibliography
Index of names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521333887
ISBN-10: 0521333881
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 28th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.62