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Authority and society in Nantes during the French Wars of by Elizabeth C. Tingle

By Elizabeth C. Tingle

This research explores the idea and perform of authority through the later 16th century, within the non secular tradition and political associations of town of Nantes, the place the spiritual wars commonly got here to an finish with the good Edict of 1598. The Wars of faith witnessed critical demanding situations to the authority of the final Valois kings of France. via precise exam of the municipal and ecclesiastical files of Nantes, the writer considers demanding situations to authority, its renegotiation and reconstruction within the urban through the civil battle interval. The e-book surveys the socio-economic constructions of town, info the expansion of the Protestant church, assesses the impression of sectarian clash and the early counter reform flow at the Catholic Church, and evaluates the altering political family members of the town council with the inhabitants and with the French crown. ultimately, Tingle specializes in the Catholic League uprising opposed to the king and the query of why Nantes held out opposed to Henry IV longer than the other French city.

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