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The French civil wars, 1562-1598

Author: R J Knecht
Publisher: Harlow, Essex, England ; New York : Longman, 2000.
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is a new account of the French Civil Wars, explaining both conflicts and the attempts for peace in early modern France.
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Genre/Form: History
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Knecht, R.J. (Robert Jean).
French civil wars, 1562-1598.
Harlow, Essex, England ; New York : Longman, 2000
(OCoLC)606589582
Named Person: Katharina, Frankreich Königin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R J Knecht
ISBN: 0582095492 9780582095496 0582095484 9780582095489
OCLC Number: 43590092
Description: xiv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. France around 1559 --
The frontiers --
Population --
The economy --
Society --
The mid-century crisis --
Government --
Taxation --
The army --
The nature of monarchy --
2. Crown and nobility --
Defining the nobility --
The concept of honour --
The great nobles --
The provincial nobility --
The nobility in crisis? --
3. The rise of Protestantism --
John Calvin --
The threat from Geneva --
Calvinism in France --
The social distribution of Calvinism in France --
The Genevan missionaries --
French Calvinism: geographical distribution and population --
Henry II and Calvinism --
4. Opening shots (1559-1562) --
The Tumult of Amboise (March 1560) --
The growth of Calvinism --
The Catholic backlash --
The search for concord --
The massacre of Vassy (1 March 1562) --
5. The first civil war (April 1562-March 1563) --
Mobilizng for war --
The Huguenot take-over of towns --
Foreign intervention --
Mobilizing the king's army --
The siege of Rouen (28 May-26 October 1562) --
The search for concord --
The battle of Dreux (19 December 1562) --
Funding the war --
The Peace Edict of Amboise (19 March 1563) --
6. The armed peace (March 1563-September 1567) --
Opposition of the parlements --
Le Havre recaptured (30 July 1563) --
Charles IX's majority declared (17 August 1563) --
Enforcing the peace --
Charles IX's 'grand tour' of France --
7. The second and third wars (1567-1570) --
The phoney peace --
Finding the war --
The Peace of Longjumeau (23 March 1568) --
The third war (September 1568-August 1570) --
The royal artillery in 1568 --
The battle of Jarnac (13 March 1569) --
The war in the south --
The Peace of Saint-Germain (8 August 1570) --
8. St. Bartholomew's Day and after (1572-1575) --
Catholic anger --
The massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day (24 August 1572) --
Effects of the massacres --
9. From La Rochelle to Beaulieu (1572-1576) --
The war in the south --
Fraternal discord --
The fifth civil war (November 1574-May 1576) --
The defection of Montmorency-Damville (13 November 1574) --
The provinces of the union --
Funding the Huguenot war effort --
Alencon's flight from court (15 September 1575) --
The Peace of Monsieur (6 May 1576) --
10. The sixth war (December 1576-September 1577) --
The League of Peronne (1576) --
The Estates-General of Blois (1576) --
The sixth war (December 1576-September 1577) --
11. The Catholic League (1578-1589) --
Henry III; a controversial monarch --
Anjou and the Netherlands --
Provincial anarchy --
The Catholic League --
The War of the Three Henrys (1587-1589) --
The Day of the Barricades (May 1588) --
The Estates-General of Blois (1588) --
The assassination of Henry III (1 August 1589) --
12. The conquest of the kingdom (1589-1592) --
The battle of Arques (21 September 1589) --
Mayenen and the League --
The battle of Ivry (14 March 1590) --
The siege of Paris (7 April-30 August 1590) --
The problem of the succession --
The siege of Rouen (November 1591-March 1592) --
The provincial stalemate (1592) --
13. Conversion and peace (1592-1598) --
Henry IV's conversion (25 July 1593) --
The war against Spain --
The siege of Amiens (April-September 1597) --
The Edict of Nantes (13 April 1598) --
The Peace of Vervins (2 May 1598) --
The assassination of Henry IV (14 May 1610) --
The last religious war (1610-1629) --
List of provincial governors, 1559-1598.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.
Responsibility: R.J. Knecht.
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