The French Wars of Religion, 1562 1629
by Mack P. Holt
This book is a new 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-economic tensions of the period to produce a long extended civil war. Professor Holt integrates court po...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published October 13th 2005 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1995)
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Jan 27, 2010 Victoria rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Broadly revisionist work that overtly attempts to put the religion back in the history of the wars of religion. Works with the kind of Bossy/Duffy-esque definition of religion as a body of believers rather than a body of doctrine.