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The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Author: Arlette Jouanna

ISBN: 9780719097553
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16 April 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.6
On 18 August 1572, Paris hosted the lavish wedding of Marguerite de Valois and Henri de Navarre, which was designed to seal the reconciliation of France's Catholics and Protestants. Only six days later, the execution, on the orders of the king's council, of the Protestant leaders unleashed a vast massacre by Catholics of thousands of Protestants in Paris and elsewhere. How did the celebration of concord give way so quickly to an explosion of violence, and the preventitive execution of a few leaders to unrestrained carnage? Who were the key players in these terrible events? Arlette Jouanna re-interprets the worst massacre in early modern European history, rejecting most of the established accounts, especially those privileging conspiracy. Instead, she views the decision to resort to summary justice as an attempt, based on reason of state, to preserve the king's endangered authority. The tragedy stimulated widespread reflection on the foundations of royal power, the limits of authority and obedience, and the danger of religious division for France's political traditions. Such reflection helped steer France in the direction of royal absolutism. This nuanced an...

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