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1515-1589. 16th century

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  • 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...

  • Das Andere der Monarchieby Jan-Friedrich Mißfelder

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 63.00

    Der Konflikt zwischen der Hugenottenmetropole La Rochelle und der französischen Krone zwischen 1568 und 1630, der in der spektakulären Belagerung von 1628/29 gipfelte, war ein Kampf um die Legitimation von Herrschaft im frühneuzeitlichen Frankreich. Die neuartige Ideologie der Absoluten Monarchie steht dabei traditionellen, an Konsens und Privilegienwahrung... more...

  • A Letter of Maryby Laurie R. King

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

     1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene... more...

  • Politische Freundschaft bei Hofeby Christian Kühner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 57.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Welche Rolle spielt Freundschaft in der Welt des französischen Adels im siebzehnten Jahrhundert und insbesondere in der politischen Dynamik am Hof? Diese Frage nimmt Christian Kühner in diesem Band in den Blick. Gestützt auf Briefe und Memoiren stellt er verschiedene Dimensionen der Freundschaft vor. Neben der Semantik... more...

  • Hugenotten in Europa und Nordamerikaby Susanne Lachenicht

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 53.71

    Tausende Hugenotten flüchteten im 16. und späten 17. Jahrhundert vor der Verfolgung in Frankreich. Susanne Lachenicht untersucht für Brandenburg-Preußen, England, Irland und die englischen Kolonien die Asyl- und Aufnahmepolitik frühneuzeitlicher Staaten und die Integration der "Franzosen" in der neuen Heimat. Ihre Ergebnisse liefern interessante... more...

  • Das diakonische Engagement der Hugenotten in Frankreich ? von der Reformation bis 1685by Gerhard Wenzel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 44.76

    Die Protestanten in Frankreich wurden Hugenotten genannt und über Jahrhunderte verfolgt. Dies beeinflusste ihr diakonisches Engagement im Bereich der Armen- und Krankenfürsorge, das zugleich die Überlebensstrategie einer Minderheit darstellte. Zu dem spezifisch ausgeprägten Modell hugenottischer Gemeindediakonie des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts gehörten... more...

  • Marguerite de Navarreby Rouben C. Cholakian

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Governing Passionsby Mark Greengrass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 164.99

    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. - ;The French kingdom dissolved... more...

  • Authority and society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1558–1598by Elizabeth C. Tingle

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This study explores the theory and practice of authority during the later sixteenth century, in the religious culture and political institutions of the city of Nantes, where the religious wars traditionally came to an end with the great Edict of 1598. The Wars of Religion witnessed serious challenges to the authority of the last Valois kings of France.... more...

  • Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89by Robert J. Knecht

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, including recently discovered correspondence in the Gonzaga archives in Mantua, this book traces Henry’s life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henri, this study thoroughly and dispassionately reassessed his life in light of recent scholarship and in... more...