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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 56.42

    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 der Wörter »ami« und »amitié«... more...

  • Hugenotten in Europa und Nordamerikaby Susanne Lachenicht

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 53.59

    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$ 44.66

    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...

  • 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 power—including murder, deception, and black magic—examining 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...