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- DescriptionThis book is a 2005 edition of Mack P. Holt's classic study of the French religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on the scholarship of social and cultural historians of the Reformation, it shows how religion infused both politics and the socio-ecomic tensions of the period to produce a long extended civil war. Professor Holt integrates court politics and the political theory of the elites with the religious experiences of the popular classes, offering a fresh perspective on the wars and on why the French were willing to kill their neighbors in the name of religion. The book has been created specifically for undergraduates and general readers with background kwledge of either French history or the Reformation. This edition updates the text in the light of new work published in the decade prior to publication and the 'Suggestions for further reading' has been completely re-written.
- Author BiographyMack P. Holt is Professor of History at the George Mason University. His previous publications include The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle during the Wars of Religion (1986) and Renaissance and Reformation France, 1500-1648 (2002, ed.).
- Author(s)Professor Mack P. Holt
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication13/10/2005
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleNew Approaches to European History
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 36
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note9 maps
- Weight550 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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