Beneath the Cross Paperback

Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-century Paris

by Barbara B. Diefendorf;

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Beneath the Cross

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The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, in particular the St Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a conflagration that left two thousand or more Protestants dead in the streets and ushered in a series of bloody religious battles. Previous histories of the religious conflicts have been preoccupied with their political aspects, but have not examined the mass violence. Diefendorf focuses on popular religious fanaticism and religious hatred. She examines the roots and escalation of the conflicts, the propaganda of Catholic and Protestant preachers, popular religious beliefs and rituals, the role of the militia, and the underground activities of the Protestant community after the massacres. Using a wide array of published and unpublished sources, she provides the most comprehensive social history to date of these religious conflicts.

Beneath the Cross by Barbara B. Diefendorf was published by Oxford University Press in October 1993 and is our 56058th best seller. The ISBN for Beneath the Cross is 9780195070132.

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Details for Beneath the Cross

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (October 1993)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height235 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1146688
Page last updated 13th September 2018
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