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Authority and Society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–98
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Authority and Society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–98

Elizabeth C. Tingle

Abstract

This book 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. In an examination of the municipal and ecclesiastical records of Nantes, the author considers challenges to authority, and its renegotiation and reconstruction in the city, during the civil war period. After a detailed survey of the socio-economi ... More

Keywords: challenges to authority, Nantes, religious culture, political institutions, Wars of Religion, Edict of 1598, Valois kings, France, Protestant church, sectarian conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067266
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067266.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth C. Tingle, author