Renaissance and Reformation France
Edited by Professor Mack P. Holt
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Renaissance and Reformation France by Professor Mack P. Holt
Book DescriptionThis volume makes accessible some of the most recent research of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in France. Using a topical approach to provide broad thematic coverage of the period from 1500 to 1648, each chapter focuses on a specific area of French history: politics and the state, the economy, society and culture, religion, and gender and the family. The book is more than a collection of topical essays, however, as each chapter is linked to the others, together forming a coherent narrative of French history from the advent of the Reformation, through the civil wars of the second half of the sixteenth century, to the Fronde. The result is the most up-to-date synthesis of this period, showing how recent scholarship has significantly revised the traditional narrative of French history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198731658
(215mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Provides a narrative of French history from the advent of the Reformation, through the civil wars of the second half of the sixteenth century, to the Fronde. This book features chapters which focus on politics and the state, the economy, society and culture, religion, gender and the family, and France's overseas empire.
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Author Biography - Professor Mack P. Holt
Mack P. Holt is Professor of History at George Mason University. His work has won prizes from the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, the National Huguenot Society, and the Southern Historical Association. He has served on the editorial board of French Historical Studies, and in 1999 was the president of the Society for French Historical Studies. He has previously taught at Harvard and Vanderbilt universities.
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