The Huguenots

Author: Geoffrey Treasure
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300196199
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From the author of Louis XIV, an unprecedented history of the entire Huguenot experience in France, from hopeful beginnings to tragic diaspora. Following the Reformation, a growing number of radical Protestants came together to live and worship in Catholic France. These Huguenots survived persecution and armed conflict to win—however briefly—freedom of worship, civil rights, and unique status as a protected minority. But in 1685, the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes abolished all Huguenot rights, and more than 200,000 of the radical Calvinists were forced to flee across Europe, some even farther. In this capstone work, Geoffrey Treasure tells the full story of the Huguenots’ rise, survival, and fall in France over the course of a century and a half. He explores what it was like to be a Huguenot living in a “state within a state,” weaving stories of ordinary citizens together with those of statesmen, feudal magnates, leaders of the Catholic revival, Henry of Navarre, Catherine de’ Medici, Louis XIV, and many others. Treasure describes the Huguenots’ disciplined community, their faith and courage, their rich achievements, and their unique place within Protestantism and European history. The Huguenot exodus represented a crucial turning point in European history, Treasure contends, and he addresses the significance of the Huguenot story—the story of a minority group with the power to resist and endure in one of early modern Europe’s strongest nations. “A formidable work, covering complex, fascinating, horrifying and often paradoxical events over a period of more than 200 years…Treasure’s work is a monument to the courage and heroism of the Huguenots.”—Piers Paul Read, The Tablet
The Huguenots
Language: en
Pages: 483
Authors: Geoffrey Treasure
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-30 - Publisher: Yale University Press

From the author of Louis XIV, an unprecedented history of the entire Huguenot experience in France, from hopeful beginnings to tragic diaspora. Following the Reformation, a growing number of radical Protestants came together to live and worship in Catholic France. These Huguenots survived persecution and armed conflict to win—however briefly—freedom
The Huguenots of London
Language: en
Pages: 67
Authors: Robin D. Gwynn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Sussex Academic Press

This illustrated booklet details the substantial contribution Huguenot society made to English Banking and Commerce, and the Crafts and Professions, in London. It explains why London became England's Principal Refugee Centre, and the role of the French Churches. The different communities of Spitalfields and Soho are contrasted, and attitudes to
A Companion to the Huguenots
Language: en
Pages: 498
Authors: Raymond A. Mentzer, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-18 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume offers an encompassing portrait of the Huguenots, among the best known of early modern religious minorities. It investigates the principal lines of historical development and suggests the interpretative frameworks that scholars have advanced for understanding the Huguenot experience.
The Huguenots
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Geoffrey Treasure
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher:

In this title, Geoffrey Treasure explores what it was like to live as a Huguenot through their rise, survival and fall, from religious practice to power politics and the psychological pressures of living in a threatened 'state within a state'.
The Religious Culture of the Huguenots, 1660-1750
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Anne Dunan-Page
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Recent years have witnessed a revival of interest in the history of the Huguenots, and new research has increased our understanding of their role in shaping the early-modern world. Yet while much has been written about the Huguenots during the sixteenth-century wars of religion, much less is known about their