The Politics Of Religion In Early Modern France by Joseph BerginThe Politics Of Religion In Early Modern France by Joseph Bergin

The Politics Of Religion In Early Modern France

byJoseph Bergin

Hardcover | November 25, 2014

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Rich in detail and broad in scope, this majestic book is the first to reveal the interaction of politics and religion in France during the crucial years of the long seventeenth century. Joseph Bergin begins with the Wars of Religion, which proved to be longer and more violent in France than elsewhere in Europe and left a legacy of unresolved tensions between church and state with serious repercussions for each. He then draws together a series of unresolved problems-both practical and ideological-that challenged French leaders thereafter, arriving at an original and comprehensive view of the close interrelations between the political and spiritual spheres of the time.
The author considers the powerful religious dimension of French royal power even in the seventeenth century, the shift from reluctant toleration of a Protestant minority to increasing aversion, conflicts over the independence of the Catholic church and the power of the pope over secular rulers, and a wealth of other interconnected topics.
Joseph Bergin is emeritus professor of history, University of Manchester, and a world-renowned historian of France.
Title:The Politics Of Religion In Early Modern FranceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300207697

ISBN - 13:9780300207699


Editorial Reviews

“One must admire Bergin’s ability to explain so clearly and concisely some very difficult and complex political, theological and ecclesiastical issues. It is the best, most thought-provoking, and masterful synthesis available.”—Eric Nelson, English Historical Review