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The Resource The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre : The Mysteries of a Crime of State, (electronic resource:)

The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre : The Mysteries of a Crime of State, (electronic resource:)

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The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre : The Mysteries of a Crime of State
Title
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre
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The Mysteries of a Crime of State
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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Jouanna, Arlette
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Scholarly & Professional
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Manchester University Press
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dictionaries
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1943-
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Bergin, Joseph
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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 avast 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? ArletteJouanna 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 endangeredauthority. 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 and wide-rangingaccount, based on extensive new research and a careful examination of the existing historiography, is the most authoritative analysis of its subject, and written in a style that will appeal to both specialist historians and a wider public seeking to examine the European roots of the connectionsbetween religion and violence
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The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre : The Mysteries of a Crime of State, (electronic resource:)
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1 online resource (286 p.)
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9780719097553
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9780719097553
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Label
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre : The Mysteries of a Crime of State, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssib036766807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (286 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780719097553
Other control number
9780719097553
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib036766807

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