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1515-1589. 16th century

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  • Catherine de' Medici "The Black Queen"by Janie Havemeyer; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain powerincluding murder, deception, and black magicexamining the women?s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless... more...

  • Catherine de' Mediciby Honoré de Balzac

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating biography of Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de' Medici, Queen consort of France in the later part of the 16th century. more...

  • Marguerite de Navarreby Rouben C. Cholakian

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 64.99

    Sister to the king of France, queen of Navarre, gifted writer, religious reformer, and patron of the arts—in her many roles, Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was one of the most important figures of the French Renaissance. In this, the first major biography in English, Patricia F. Cholakian and Rouben C. Cholakian draw on her writings to provide... more...

  • Catherine de' Medici "The Black Queen"by Janie Havemeyer; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Queen of France, Catherine de' Medici would do anything to keep her family in power, including using poison and black magic. A nation-wide killing spree during her rule earned her the name, The Black Queen. But was she really that bad? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame who fought to keep... more...

  • Catherine de'Mediciby R J Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Despised until she was powerful enough to be hated,... more...

  • French Renaissance Monarchyby R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor... more...

  • The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598by R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century. This new study, by a major authority on French history, explores the impact of these wars and sets them in their full European context. more...

  • The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598by R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding ? in his immortal phrase ? that 'Paris is worth a mass'. In this lucid introduction to a complex period in French history, Robert Knecht: Explains the evangelical and... more...

  • Governing Passionsby Mark Greengrass

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    A major scholarly re-evaluation of the central period in the French 'wars of religion', concentrating on the reactions of France's governing groups to these wars and drawing extensively on sources not hitherto examined to illuminate the sense of crisis that existed among the French governing elite at this time. more...