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The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

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Preface to third edition Note on referencing system Acknowledgements Chronology Who's Who Glossary Maps PART ONE: ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION 1. THE GROWTH OF CALVINISM 2. THE KINGDOM IN CRISIS 3. CATHERINE DE' MEDICI AND THE COLLOQUY OF POISSY 4. THE FIRST THREE RELIGIOUS WARS 5. THE MASSACRE OF ST BARTHOLOMEW 6. HUGUENOT SURVIVAL AND RESISTANCE 7. HENRY III 8. `PARIS IS WORTH A MASS': THE TRIUMPH OF HENRY IV CONCLUSION PART TWO: DOCUMENTS 1. The Tumult of Amboise, 1560 2. Michel de L'Hopital: The Voice of Moderation, 13 December 1560. 3. The Colloquy of Poissy, 9 September-18 October 1561. 4. Monluc in Guyenne, 1562. 5. The situation in 1562: A Venetian view of France 6. Promises to avenge the murder of Francois, duke of Guise, 1563. 7. The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, 1572. 8. The Huguenot State in the South, 1572. 9. Francogallia by Francois Hotman, 1573. 10. TheRight of Magistrates by Theodore De Beze, 1574. 11. The Peace of Monsieur, 6 May 1576. 12. The Royal Mignons, July 1576. 13. The Defence of Liberty against Tyrants by Philippe Du Plessis-Mornay, 1579. 14. The Order of the Holy Ghost, January 1579. 15. The `Day of the Barricades', 12 May, 1588. 16. The murder of Henri, Duke of Guise, at Blois, 23 December 1588. 17. The death of Catherine de' Medici, 5 January 1589. 18. The assassination of Henry III, 1 August 1589. 19. An apologia for the Sixteen, 1593. 20. The Edict of Nantes, 13 April 1598. 21. Henry IV's speech to the Parlement of Paris, 7 February 1599. Genealogies Index

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A new edition of the classic Seminar Study, brought fully up-to-date in line with recent research, and presented in the new series format - with illustrations, chronologies, and primary source materials.

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R. J. Knecht is Emeritus Professor of French history, University of Birmingham.

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