Renaissance and Reformation France: 1500-1648

Paperback | September 1, 2002

EditorMack P. Holt

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This volume makes accessible some of the most recent research of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in France. Using a topical approach to provide broad thematic coverage of the period from 1500 to 1648, each chapter focuses on a specific area of French history: politics and thestate, the economy, society and culture, religion, and gender and the family. The book is more than a collection of topical essays, however, as each chapter is linked to the others, together forming a coherent narrative of French history from the advent of the Reformation, through the civil wars ofthe second half of the sixteenth century, to the Fronde. The result is the most up-to-date synthesis of this period, showing how recent scholarship has significantly revised the traditional narrative of French history.

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This volume makes accessible some of the most recent research of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in France. Using a topical approach to provide broad thematic coverage of the period from 1500 to 1648, each chapter focuses on a specific area of French history: politics and thestate, the economy, society and culture, religi...

Mack P. Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University. His work has won prizes from the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, the National Huguenot Society, and the Southern Historical Association. He has served on the editorial board of French Historical Studies, and in 1999 was the president of the Society for French Histo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.61 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Mack P. Holt: Introduction1. Mack P. Holt: The Kingdom of France in the Sixteenth Century2. Jonathan Dewald: Social Groups and Cultural Practices3. Philip T. Hoffman: Rural, Urban, and Global Economies4. Barbara B. Diefendorf: Gender and the Family5. Philip Benedict and Virginia Reinburg: Religion and the Sacred6. Philip Benedict: The Wars of Religion7. Barbara B. Diefendorf and Virginia Reinburg: Catholic Reform and Religious Coexistence8. Mack P. Holt: Redrawing the Lines of AuthorityMack P. Holt: ConclusionFurther ReadingChronologyMaps