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HIST3689
Module Reading List

Order and Disorder in Early Modern France: Understanding the French Wars of Religion, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Sara Barker
S.K.Barker@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The reading list has been arranged in broad themes, but there is a lot of overlap. You should use your own judgement, make careful notes and take all opportunities to discuss work and reading with me.

Although the reading list might look very long, it is not exhaustive, and while I try to keep it up to date, some works always slip past. You may come across references to other works in your reading, and you should chase up any interesting references, making sure you keep your focus on scholarly, academic works. Please pass on any useful references to me for inclusion in future bibliographies.

You might also find the reading list for HIST2073 on France 1515-1715 useful on some topics.

France on the Eve of War/Overview/Background

F.J. Baumgartner, France in the sixteenth century (New York: St Martins, 1995)

Colette Beaune, The Birth of an Ideology: Myths and Symbols of Nation in Late-Medieval France (Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, 1991)

Philip Benedict, ‘The wars of religion, 1562-1598’ in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Renaissance and reformation France, 1500-1648 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Robin Briggs, Early Modern France 1560-1715 (Oxford: OUP, 1978)

William Beik, A social and cultural history of early modern France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Natalie Zemon Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975)

Janine Garrisson, A history of sixteenth-century France, 1483 - 1598: Renaissance, Reformation and rebellion (1995)

Henry Heller, Iron and Blood: Civil Wars in Sixteenth-Century France (Montreal, Kingston, London, Buffalo: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991)

Mack P. Holt, ‘The Kingdom of France in the sixteenth century’ in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Renaissance and reformation France, 1500-1648 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Mack P. Holt, ‘Gallicanism and Reform in the sixteenth century’ The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 (Cambridge: CUP, 1995; 2nd edn 2005)  

R.J. Knecht, The French civil wars, 1562-1598 (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2000

R.J. Knecht, The rise and fall of Renaissance France, 1483-1610 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001)

Robert Mandrou, Introduction to Modern France, 1500-1640 (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1975)  

David Potter, A history of France, 1460-1560: the emergence of a nation-state (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1995)

J.H.M. Salmon, Society in Crisis: France in the Sixteenth Century (London: Methuen, 1975), chapter four ‘Government in Church and State’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

J.H.M Salmon, Renaissance and Revolt: Essays in the Intellectual and Social History of Early Modern France Revised Edition (Cambridge, 2003). 

Michael Wolfe, Walled Towns and the Shaping of France: From the Medieval to the Modern Era (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) especially chapters 5 and 6

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Royal Power and the Nobility

Monarchy (see also separate lists for Henri III and Henri IV)

F.J. Baumgartner, Radical reactionaries : the political thought of the French Catholic League (Geneva: Droz, 1976)

F.J. Baumgartner,'The Catholic Opposition to the Edict of Nantes, 1598-99', Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance, 40 (1978), 525-36

Frederic J. Baumgartner, Henry II, King of France 1547-1559 (Durham, NC.: Duke University Press, 1988)

David A. Bell, ‘Unmasking a King: The Political Uses of Popular Literature under the French Catholic League 1588-1589’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-386  

Donna Bohanan, Crown and Nobility in Early Modern France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001), especially chapter 2 ‘Crown: State Building’

Gianmarco Braghi, ‘The Death of Charles IX Valois: An Assassin’s or a Martyr’s Blood? : The Image of Kingship During the French Wars of Religion’, French history, 28/3 (2014) 

Linda Briggs, 'Presenting the Most Christian King: Charles IX’S Performance of Catholic Ritual in the Royal Tour of France (1564–1566)', French History 32.1 (2018), 2-24  

Susan Broomhall, ‘Counsel as Performative Practice of Power in Catherine de’ Medici’s Early Regencies’ in Helen Matheson-Pollock, Joanne Paul, & Catherine Fletcher (eds.), Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018)

Susan Broomhall, ‘Fit for a King? The Gendered Emotional Performances of Catherine de Medici as Dauphine of France, 1536–1547’ in Valerie Schutte (ed.), Unexpected heirs in early modern Europe : potential kings and queens (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017)

Lawrence M. Bryant, ‘Making History: Ceremonial Texts, Royal Space and Political Theory in the Sixteenth Century’ in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997)

Monique Chatenet, ‘Etiquette and Architecture at the Court of the Last Valois’ in J. R. Mulryne and Elizabeth Golding (eds.), Court Festivals of the European Renaissance: Art, Politics and Performance (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)

Emma Claussen, Politics and 'Poliitiques' in Sixteenth-Century France (Cambridge: CUP, 2021)

Katherine Crawford, ‘Catherine de Medicis and the performance of political motherhood’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 31 (2000), 643-673.  

Katherine Crawford, The sexual culture of the French Renaissance (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

Denis Crouzet, 'Calvinism and the Uses of the Political and the Religious (France, ca. 1560-ca. 1572)', in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 99-113

Denis Crouzet, ‘“A strong desire to be a mother to all your subjects”: A Rhetorical Experiment by Catherine de Medici’, The journal of medieval and early modern studies, 38 (2008),103-118  

Julian H. Franklin, Jean Bodin and the rise of absolutist theory (Cambridge: CUP, 1973)

V.E. Graham & W.McAllister Johnson, The royal tour of France by Charles IX and Catherine de' Medici : festivals and entries, 1564-6 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press,1979)

R.E. Giesey,'The Monarchomach Triumvirs: Hotman, Beza and Mornay', Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance, 32 (1970), 41-56

Ralph E. Giesey, The royal funeral ceremony in Renaissance France (Geneva: Droz,1960)

Mark Greengrass, Governing passions : peace and reform in the French kingdom, 1576-1585 (Oxford: OUP, 2007)

Sarah Hanley,'The French Constitution Revised: Representative Assemblies and Resistance Right in the Sixteenth Century', in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Society and institutions in early modern France (Athens, GA & London: University of Georgia Press, 1991), pp. 36-50 

Sarah Hanley, ‘Identity Politics and Rulership in France: Female Political Place and the Fraudulent Salic Law in Christine de Pizan and Jean de Montreuil’ in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997)

Julia Heinemann, 'Motion Pictures of the Royal Family: Making Kinship Relations and Political Concepts Visible in the Letters of Catherine de’ Medici, Henri III, and François d’Anjou', French Historical Studies 44.2 (2021), 191-216

Mack P. Holt, ‘The King in Parlement: The Problem of the Lit de Justice in Sixteenth-Century France’, The historical journal, 31, (1988), 507-523

Mack P. Holt, The Duke of Anjou and the politique struggle during the wars of religion (Cambridge: CUP, 1986) 

R.A. Jackson, 'Elective Kingship and Consensus populi in Sixteenth-Century France', The journal of modern history, (1972), 155-171

Richard A. Jackson, Vive le roi! : a history of the French coronation from Charles V to Charles X (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984)

R.M. Kingdon et al, 'Calvinism and Resistance Theory', in J.H. Burns and M. Goldie (eds.), The Cambridge history of political thought, 1450-1700 (Cambridge: CUP, 1991), pp. 193-218  

R.M. Kingdon’s essay in A. Soman (ed.), The Massacre of St. Bartholomew : reappraisals and documents (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1974), pp. 33-9 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

R.J. Knecht, Francis I and absolute monarchy (London: Historical Association, 1969)

R.J. Knecht, Francis I (Cambridge & New York: CUP, 1982)

R.J. Knecht, French Renaissance monarchy : Francis I and Henry II (London & New York: Longman, 1984)

R.J. Knecht, Renaissance warrior and patron : the reign of Francis I (Cambridge: CUP, 1994)

R.J. Knecht, Catherine De' Medici (London & New York: Longman, 1998)

R.J. Knecht, ‘Catherine de’ Medici and the French Wars of Religion’ , History, 62 (1999), 18- 23.

R.J. Knecht, The Valois : kings of France, 1328-1589 (London & New York: Hambeldon, 2004)

Robert J. Knecht, The French Renaissance court, 1483-1589 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008)

Nicolas Le Roux, ‘The Politics of Festivals at the Court of the Last Valois’ in J. R. Mulryne and Elizabeth Golding (eds.), Court Festivals of the European Renaissance: Art, Politics and Performance (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

E. Le Roy Ladurie, The French royal state, 1460-1610(Oxford: Blackwell,1993)

Una McIlvenna ,'A Stable of Whores'?: The 'Flying Squadron' of Catherine de Medici', in Nadine Akkerman & Brigid Houben (Eds.), The Politics of Female Households: Ladies in Waiting across Early Modern Europe, (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 181-208.  

Una McIlvenna, Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medici (London & New York: Routledge, 2016)

J.Russell MajorFrom Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy: French Kings, Nobles and Estates (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,1994) especially chapter Four, ‘The Wars of Religion’  

Sophie Nicholls, 'Ideas on royal power in the French Wars of Religion: the influence of René Choppin’s De Domanio Franciae (1574)', French History 34.2 (2020), 141-160

David Parker, The making of French absolutism (London: Edward Arnold, 1983), chapter 1 ‘The French Monarchy and the Crisis of the Sixteenth Century’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Orest Ranum, ‘The French Ritual of Tyrannicide in the Late Sixteenth Century’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 63-82

Penny Roberts, 'The Kingdom's Two Bodies? Corporeal Rhetoric and Royal Authority during the Religious Wars', French History, 21 (2007), 147-64  

Penny Roberts, 'Royal Authority and Justice during the French Religious Wars',Past and Present, 184 (2004), 3-32

N.M. Roelker, Queen of Navarre : Jeanne d'Albret, 1528-1572 (Cambridge, Mass: Belknapp Press, 1968)

Conrad S. R. Russell, ‘Monarchies, Wars and Estates in England, France and Spain, c.1580-c.1640’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 7 (1982), 205-220

Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (2 vols., Cambridge: CUP,1978) especially vol. 2.

James R. Smither, ‘The Saint Bartholomew Day’s Massacre and Images of Kingship in France: 1572-1574’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 27-46

Marc Venard, 'Catholicism and Resistance to the Reformation in France, 1555-1585', in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 133-48 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Charlotte C. Wells, ‘The Language of Citizenship in the French Religious Wars’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 30 (1999), 441-456  

Charlotte Wells, ‘Leeches on the Body Politic: Xenophobia and Witchcraft in Early Modern French Historical Thought’, French historical studies, 22 (1999), 351-377

Alexander S. Wilkinson, 'Homicides Royaux: The Assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the Radicalisation of French Public Opinion', French history, 18 (2004), 129-153  

The nobility (see also Catholicism and the League for works on the Guise)

Davis Bitton, The French nobility in crisis, 1560-1640 (Stanford: Stanford University Press,1969)

Nicolas Breton, 'Between ‘horror’ and ‘honour’: the legacy of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre for the descendants of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny', French History  34.4 (2020), 493-511

Stuart Carroll ‘The Peace in the Feud in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century France’, Past & present, 178 (2003), 74-115

Stuart Carroll, 'Vengeance and Conspiracy during the French Wars of Religion', in B. Coward and J. Swann (eds.), Conspiracies and conspiracy theory in Early Modern Europe : from the Waldensians to the French Revolution (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004), pp. 71-86 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Stuart Carroll, Blood and violence in early modern France (Oxford: OUP, 2006)

Jean Marie Constant, ‘The Protestant Nobility in France during the Wars of Religion: A Leaven of Innovation in a Traditional World’, in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 69-82

Joan Davies, ‘The Politics of the Marriage Bed: Matrimony & the Montmorency Family, 1527-1612’, French history, 6 (1992), 63-95

Robert Descimon, ‘The Birth of the Nobility of the Robe: Dignity versus Privilege in the Parlement of Paris, 1500-1700’ in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997)

Jonathan Dewald, The formation of a provincial nobility : the magistrates of the Parlement of Rouen, 1499-1610 (Princeton: NJ, Princeton University Press,1980)

Jonathan Dewald, Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715 (Berkley: University of California Press, 1993)

Jonathan Dewald, The European nobility, 1400-1800 (Cambridge: CUP, 1996) 

Jonathan Dewald, Pont-St-Pierre, 1398-1789 : lordship, community, and capitalism in early modern France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987)

Mark Greengrass,'Noble affinities in early modern France: the case of Henri I de Montmorency, Constable of France', European history quarterly, 16 (1986), 275-311

Mark Greengrass,'Property and Politics in sixteenth-century France: the Landed Fortune of Constable Anne de Montmorency', French history, 2 (1988), 371-98

Mack P. Holt, 'Patterns of Clientele and Economic Opportunities at Court during the Wars of Religion: the Household of François Duke of Anjou', French historical studies, 13 (1984)

Mack P. Holt, ‘Attitudes of the French nobility at the Estates General of 1576’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987), 489-504

Sharon Kettering, 'Clientage during the Wars of Religion', Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 221-39  

Sharon Kettering, Patronage in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France (Aldershot & Burlington, VT.: Ashgate/Variorum, 2002

H.G. Koenigsberger, ‘The Organisation of Revolutionary Parties in France and the Netherlands during the sixteenth century’, The journal of modern history, 27 (1955), 335-251

Kristen Neuschel, Word of honor : interpreting noble culture in sixteenth-century France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989)

Kristen Neuschel, 'Noblewomen and War in Sixteenth-Century France', in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

J.R. Major,'Noble Income and Inflation and the Wars of Religion in France', The American historical review, 86 (1981), 21-48

J.Russell Major, From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy: French Kings, Nobles and Estates"(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,1994)

Raymond A. Mentzer, Blood & belief : family survival and confessional identity among the provincial Huguenot nobility (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, c1994)

David Potter, The French Protestant nobility in 1562: the ‘Associacion de Monseigneur le prince de Condé’ French history, 15,3 (2001), 307-328

J.H.M. Salmon, ‘A Second Look at the Noblesse Seconde: The Key to Noble Clientage and Power in Early Modern France? ’, French historical studies, 25 (2002), 575-93

Ellery Schalk, 'The Appearance and Reality of Nobility in France during the Wars of Religion: an Example of How Collective Attitudes can Change', The journal of modern history, 48 (1976), 19-31

J. Shimizu, Conflict of loyalties : politics and religion in the career of Gaspard de Coligny, Admiral of France, 1519-1572 (Geneva: Droz,1970)

N. M. Sutherland, ‘The Assassination of François, duc de Guise, February, 1563’, The historical journal, 24 (1981), 279-295

Steven Thiry, ‘The emblazoned kingdom ablaze. Heraldic iconoclasm and armorial recovery during the French Wars of Religion, 1588–95’, French history, 27 (2013), 323-350

Malcolm Walsby, The counts of Laval : culture, patronage and religion in fifteenth and sixteenth-century France (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)

W.A. Weary, ‘The House of La Trémoïlle, Fifteenth through Eighteenth Centuries: Change and Adaptation in a French Noble Family’, The journal of modern history, 49 (1977), D1001-28

J.B. Wood, ‘The Decline of the Nobility in Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century France: Myth or Reality? ’, The journal of modern history, 48 (1976) on demand supplement, pp.1-30

J.B. Wood, The nobility of the élection of Bayeux, 1463-1666 : continuity through change (Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1980)

Practicalities of ruling

Barbara B. Diefendorf, Paris city councillors in the sixteenth century : the politics of patrimony (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983)

Mark Greengrass, ‘Money, Majesty and Virtue: The Rhetoric Of Monetary Reform In Later Sixteenth Century France’, French history, 21 (2007), 165-186

Mark Greengrass, Governing passions : peace and reform in the French kingdom, 1576-1585 (Oxford, OUP, 2007)

Olivier Christin, ‘From Repression to Pacification: French Royal Policy in the Face of Protestantism’, in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 201-14 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Sylvie Daubresse, ‘The Parlement of Paris and the Ordinances of Blois (1579)’, French history, 23 (2009), 446-466

Tom Hamilton, Pierre de L'Estoile and his world in the Wars of Religion   (Oxford, OUP, 2017)  

Sarah Hanley, ‘The French Constitution Revised: Representative Assemblies and Resistance Right in the Sixteenth Century’ in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Society and Institutions in Early Modern France (Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, 1991)

R.R. Harding, Anatomy of a power elite : the provincial governors of early modern France (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978)

Mack P. Holt, ‘The King in Parlement: The Problem of the Lit de Justice in Sixteenth-Century France’, The historical journal, 31, (1988), 507-523

Seong-Hak Kim,'The Chancellor's Crusade: Michel de L'Hôpital and the Parlement of Paris', French history, 7 (1993), 1-29

Seong-Hak Kim, Michel de L'Hôpital : the vision of a reformist chancellor during the French religious wars (Kirksville, Mo.: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers,1997)

Mark Konnert, 'Provincial Governors and their Regimes during the French Wars of Religion: the Duc de Guise and the City Council of Châlons-sur-Marne', Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994), 823-40

Mark Konnert, Local politics in the French Wars of Religion : the towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise, and the Catholic League, 1560-95 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006)

Howell A. Lloyd, The state, France and the sixteenth century (London: Allen & Unwin, 1983)

Howell A. Lloyd, Jean Bodin : 'this pre-eminent man of France' : an intellectual biography (Oxford: OUP, 2017)

Jotham Parsons, ‘Governing Sixteenth-Century France: The Monetary Reforms of 1577’, French historical studies, 26 (2003), 1-30

Jotham Parsons, Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state (Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2014)

Jonathan K. Powis, 'Order, Religion and the Magistrates of a Provincial Parlement in Sixteenth-Century France', Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 71 (1980), 180-96

Penny Roberts, ‘Royal Authority and Justice during the French Religious Wars’, Past & present, 184 (2004), 3-32

Penny Roberts, Peace and authority during the French religious wars c.1560-1600 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) 

Nancy Roelker, One king, one faith : the Parlement of Paris and the religious reformations of the sixteenth century (Berkley: University of California Press, 1996)

Christopher Stocker, 'The Parlement of Paris and Confessional Politics in the 1560s', Proceedings of the... annual meeting of the Western Society for French History, 15 (1988), 38-47

N. M. Sutherland, The French Secretaries of State in the age of Catherine de Medici (London: Althone Press, 1962)

D. Thickett, Estienne Pasquier (1529-1615) : the versatile barrister of 16th century France(1529-1615) (London & New York: Regency Press, 1979)

Linda Taber, 'Religious Dissent within the Parlement of Paris in the Mid-Sixteenth Century: A Reassessment', French historical studies, 16 (1990), 684-99

 

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The Protestant Threat

S.K. Barker, Protestantism, poetry and protest : the vernacular writings of Antoine de Chandieu, (c. 1534-1591), (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009)

S.K. Barker (ed.), Revisiting Geneva : Robert Kingdon and the coming of the French wars of religion (St Andrews: Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2012) Available online.

Philip Benedict, Rouen during the Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) especially part one

Philip Benedict, ‘The Dynamics of Protestant Militancy: France 1555-1563’, P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999) pp. 35-50 ,

Philip Benedict, The faith and fortunes of France's Huguenots, 1600-85 (Aldershot & Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2001)

Philip Benedict, Christ's churches purely reformed : a social history of Calvinism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002)

Philip Benedict and Virginia Reinburg, ‘Religion and the Sacred’ in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Renaissance and reformation France, 1500-1648 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Stuart Carroll, 'Political Justice and the Outbreak of the Wars of Religion', French History 33.2 (2019), 177-198

Denis Crouzet, ‘Calvinism and the Uses of the Political and the Religious (France, ca. 1560-ca. 1572)’, in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 99-113

Natalie Z. Davis,'Strikes and Salvation at Lyon', in Natalie Zemon Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975) 

Christopher Elwood, The body broken : the Calvinist doctrine of the Eucharist and the symbolization of power in sixteenth-century France (New York: Oxford University Press,1999)

A.N. Galpern, The Religions of the People in Sixteenth-Century Champagne (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1976)

Mark Greengrass, The French Reformation (Oxford, B.Blackwell,1987)

Mark Greengrass, 'The Psychology of Religious Violence', French History, 5 (1991), 467-74 - a review of Denis Crouzet, Les guerriers de Dieu : la violence au temps des troubles de religion, vers 1525-vers 1610 (2 vols., Paris: Champs, 1990) 

Mark Greengrass,'France', in B. Scribner, R. Porter and M. Teich (eds.), The Reformation in national context (Cambridge: CUP, 1994), pp. 47-66   

Mark Greengrass, ‘The Calvinist Experiment in Béarn’, in Andrew Pettegree, Alastair Duke and Gillian Lewis (eds.), Calvinism in Europe, 1540-1620 (Cambridge: CUP, 1994), pp. 119-42  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Mark Greengrass, ‘The French Pastorate: Confessional Identity and Confessionalization in the Huguenot Minority, 1559–1685’ in C. Scott Dixon (ed.), The Protestant clergy of early modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003)

Christian Grosse, 'Praying against the Enemy: Imprecatory Prayer and Reformed Identity from the Reformation to the Early Enlightenment' French Historical Studies 40.3 (2017)

Henri Hauser, ‘The French Reformation and the French People’, The American historical review, 4 (1899), 217-27  

Henry Heller, 'Famine, Revolt and Heresy at Meaux, 1521-25', Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 68 (1977), 133-56

Henry Heller, The conquest of poverty : the Calvinist revolt in sixteenth century France (Leiden: Brill, 1986)

Henry Heller, Iron and blood : civil wars in sixteenth-century France (Montreal ; London, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1991)

Philip T. Hoffman, Church and community in the diocese of Lyon, 1500-1789 (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1984)

Mack P. Holt, 'Putting Religion Back into the Wars of Religion', French Historical Studies, 18 (1993), pp. 524-51 (a review article)  

see also H. Heller, ‘A Reply to Mack P. Holt’, French historical studies., 19 (1996), 853-61]  

Donald R. Kelley, François Hotman : a revolutionary's ordeal (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973)

Donald R. Kelley, The beginning of ideology : consciousness and society in the French Reformation: Consciousness and Society in the French Reformation (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) especially the chapters on the Affair of the Placards, the Affair of the Rue Saint Jacques, the Prince of Condé and the Alarm Bell of 1573.

R.M. Kingdon, Geneva and the coming of the wars of religion in France, 1555-1563 (Geneva: Droz, 1956) especially chapters VIII ‘The Flood Tide – Men from Geneva’ and IX ‘The Flood Tide – Books from Geneva’

R.M. Kingdon, Geneva and the consolidation of the French Protestant Movement, 1564-1572 (Geneva: Droz, 1967)

M.S. Lamet, 'French Protestants in a Position of Strength: the Early Years of the Reformation in Caen, 1558-1568', Sixteenth Century Journal, 9 (1978), 35-55

Suzannah Lipscomb, The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc (Oxford: OUP, 2019)

Scott M. Manetsch, Theodore Beza and the quest for peace in France, 1572-1598 (Leiden: Brill, 2000)

Monica Martinat, ‘The Identity Game: Ambiguous Religious Attachments in Seventeenth-Century Lyon’ in Miriam Eliav-Feldon and Tamar Herzig (eds.), Dissimulation and deceit in early modern Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015)

R.A. Mentzer,‘ Heresy Proceedings in Languedoc, 1500-1560 ’, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 74, 1984

R.A. Mentzer,'Organizational Endeavour and Charitable Impulse in Sixteenth-Century France: the Case of Protestant Nîmes', French history, 5 (1991), 1-29

R.A. Mentzer, ' Disciplina nervus ecclesiae: the Calvinist Reform of Morals at Nîmes', Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987), 89-115

Raymond A. Mentzer, Sin and the Calvinists : morals control and the consistory in the Reformed tradition(Kirksville, Mo.: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, 1994)

Raymond A. Mentzer, Blood & belief : family survival and confessional identity among the provincial Huguenot nobility (West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, c1994)

William Monter, Judging the French Reformation : heresy trials by sixteenth-century Parlements(Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,1999)

Graeme Murdock, ‘Dress, nudity and Calvinist culture in sixteenth-century France’ in Catherine Richardson (ed.), Clothing culture, 1350-1650, (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

David Nicholls, 'Social Change and Early Protestantism in France: Normandy, 1520-62', European studies review, 10 (1980), 279-308

David Nicholls, 'The Nature of Popular Heresy in France, 1520-42', The historical journal, 26 (1983), 261-75 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 28/09/2020)  

David Nicholls, 'The Social History of the French Reformation: Ideology, Confession and Culture', Social history, 9 (1984), 25-43

David Nicholls, 'The Theatre of Martyrdom in the French Reformation', Past & present, 121 (1988), 49-73  

David Nicholls, 'France', in Andrew Pettegree (ed.), The early Reformation in Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1992), pp. 120-41 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

David Nicholls, 'Heresy and Protestantism, 1520-1542: Questions of Perception and Communication', French history, 10 (1996), 182-205

Charles H. Parker, ‘French Calvinists as the children of Isreal: An Old Testament Self-Consciousness in Jean Crespin’s Histoire des Martyrs before the Wars of Religion’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 24 (1993), 227-248

Andrew Pettegree, Alastair Duke and Gillian Lewis (eds.), Calvinism in Europe, 1540-1620 (Cambridge: CUP, 1994)

Andrew Pettegree (ed.), The early Reformation in Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1992)

Andrew Pettegree (ed.), The Reformation world (London: Routledge, 2002)

Andrew Pettegree & M. Hall, ‘The Reformation and the Book: A Reconsideration’, The historical journal, 47 (2004)

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the culture of persuasion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)  

P. Rambeaud, ‘The Origins of Rural Calvinism in Aunis: The Sphere of Influence of La Rochelle’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 30 (1999), 367-95

Penny Roberts, ‘The demands and dangers of the Reformed ministry in Troyes, 1552-72’, in Andrew Pettegree (ed.), The reformation of the parishes : the ministry and the Reformation in town and country (Manchester: Manchester University Press,1993), pp. 153-74 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Penny Roberts, 'Martyrologies and Martyrs in the French Reformation: Heretics to Subversives in Troyes', in D. Wood (ed.), Studies in church history, 30 (1993), 221-9  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Penny Roberts, 'Calvinists in Troyes, 1562-72: the Legacy of Vassy and the Background to Saint Bartholomew', in Andrew Pettegree, Alastair Duke and Gillian Lewis (eds.), Calvinism in Europe, 1540-1620 (Cambridge: CUP, 1994) pp. 100-18 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Penny Roberts, ‘France’, in Alec Ryrie (ed.), Palgrave advances in the European Reformations (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 102-23 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

N.M. Roelker, ‘The Role of Noblewomen in the French Reformation’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 63 (1972), 168-95 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

N.M. Roelker, 'The Appeal of Calvinism to French Noblewomen in the Sixteenth Century', The journal of interdisciplinary history, 2 (1971-72), 391-418  

Andrew Spicer, Calvinist Churches in early modern Europe (Manchester: MUP, 2007) chapter 4 ‘Persecution and toleration: France’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Glenn S. Sunshine, ‘French Protestantism on the Eve of St Bartholomew: The Ecclesiastical Discipline of the French Reformed Churches, 1571-1572’, French history, 4 (1990), 340-377 (includes a document in French, but the introduction is in English)

Glenn S. Sunshine, Reforming French Protestantism : the development of Huguenot ecclesiastical institutions, 1557-1572 (Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2003)

N.M. Sutherland, The Huguenot struggle for recognition (New Haven, Conn., Yale University Press, 1980)

G.W. Sypher,'Faisant ce qu'il leur vient à plaisir: The Image of Protestantism in French Catholic Polemic on the Eve of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 59-84

Jameson Tucker, The construction of Reformed identity in Jean Crespin's Livre des martyrs (Abingdon & New York: NY, Routledge, 2017)

Allan Tulchin, That men would praise the Lord : the triumph of protestantism in Nimes, 1530-1570 (New York & Oxford, OUP, 2010)

Timothy Watson, ‘When is a Huguenot not a Huguenot? Lyon, 1525-1575’, in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter, Peter Lang, 2000), pp. 161-76

Peter Wilcox, ‘“Églises plantées” and “Églises dressées” in the historiography of French Protestantism”, Journal of ecclesiastical history. 44 (1993), 689-95.  

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Fighting on and off the battlefield

Warfare & the military

Philip Benedict,'Civil War and Natural Disaster in Northern France', in P. Clark (ed.), The European crisis of the 1590's : essays in comparative history (London: Allen & Unwin,1985)

Mark Greengrass,'The Later Wars of Religion in the French Midi', in P. Clark (ed.), The European crisis of the 1590's : essays in comparative history (London: Allen & Unwin,1985), 

Mark Greengrass, 'Financing the Cause: Protestant Mobilization and Accountability in France (1562-1598)', P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 35-50

Alan James,'Between "Huguenot" and "Royal": Defining French Naval Authority during the Wars of Religion', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

R.J. Knecht,'The Sword and the Pen: Blaise de Monluc and his Commentaries', Renaissance studies, 9 (1995), 104-18

R.J. Knecht, 'Military Autobiographies in Sixteenth-Century France', in R. Mulryne & M. Shewring (eds.), War, literature and the arts in sixteenth-century Europe (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 3-21 

Howell A. Lloyd, The Rouen campaign, 1590-1592 : politics, warfare and the early-modern state (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1973)

Ronald S. Love, '"All the King's Horsemen": The Equestrian Army of Henri IV, 1585-1598', Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 345-53

J.A. Lynn,'Tactical Evolution in the French Army, 1560-1660', French historical studies, 14 (1985), 176-91

Charles Oman, A history of the art of war in the sixteenth century (London: Methuen,1937)

Geoffrey Parker, The military revolution : military innovation and the rise of the West, 1500-1800 (1988)

Martha Pollack, Cities at war in early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2010)

Ian Roy (ed.), Blaise de Monluc: The Habsburg-Valois wars and the French wars of religion (London: Prentice Hall Press, 1971)

Maurice Wilkinson, ‘The Wars of Religion in the Périgord’, English historical review, 21 (1906), 650-672

James B. Wood,'The Impact of the Wars of Religion: A View of France in 1581', Sixteenth Century Journal, 15 (1984), 131-168

James B. Wood, 'The Royal Army during the Early Wars of Religion, 1559-1576', in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Society and institutions in early modern France (Athens, GA & London: University of Georgia Press, 1991), pp. 1-35

James B. Wood, The King's Army: warfare, soldiers and society during the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-1576 (Cambridge: CUP, 1996)

 

Confrontation & Religious Violence (including studies of individual towns)

Philip Benedict, 'Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Rouen: The Demographic Effects of the Religious Wars', French historical studies, 9 (1975), 209-34

Philip Benedict, Rouen during the Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) especially chapter 2 'The Rise of Protestantism and the outbreak of religious violence Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Philip Benedict (ed.), Cities and social change in early modern France (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989)

Hilary J. Bernstein, Between crown and community : politics and civic culture in sixteenth-century Poitiers (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004)

Linda Briggs, 'Presenting the Most Christian King: Charles IX’S Performance of Catholic Ritual in the Royal Tour of France (1564–1566)', French History 32.1 (2018), 2-24 

Susan Broomhall, ‘Reasons and identities to remember: Composing personal accounts of religious violence in early modern France’, French history, 27 (2013), 1-20

Howard G. Brown, Mass Violence and the Self: From the French Wars of Religion to the Paris Commune (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018) - chapter one on 'Massacres in the French Wars of Religion'  

Stuart Carroll, ‘The Rights of Violence’ in Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Stuart Carroll, 'Political Justice and the Outbreak of the Wars of Religion' French History 33.2 (2019), 177-198  

Philip Conner, Huguenot heartland : Montauban and southern French Calvinism during the wars of religion (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)

J.M. Davies, 'Persecution and Protestantism: Toulouse, 1562-75', The historical journal, 22 (1979), 31-51

Natalie Zemon Davis, 'The Rites of Violence', Past and Present, 59 (1973), 51-91 [also in her Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975) chap. 6]. Also see reply from J. Estèbe, 'The Rites of Violence: Religious Riot in Sixteenth-Century France', Past & present, 67 (1975), 127-30 and Davis’s reply in the same issue, 131-135.  

Natalie Zemon Davis, Society and Culture in Early Modern France: Eight Essays (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1975), especially essays on ‘Strikes and Salvation at Lyon’, ‘Poor relief, humanism and heresy’, ‘City women and religious change’ and ‘Rites of Violence’.

Natalie Zemon Davis, 'The Sacred and the Body Social in Sixteenth-Century Lyon', Past & present, 90 (1981), 40-70

Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Writing ‘The Rites of Violence’ and Afterward’ in Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Barbara Diefendorf, 'Prologue to a Massacre: Popular Unrest in Paris, 1557-1572', The American historical review, 90 (1985), 1076-91

Barbara Diefendorf, Beneath the cross : Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth-century Paris (Oxford: OUP, 1991) especially chapter 3 ‘The Intensification of Religious Hatres, 1557-1562’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

James R. Farr, 'Popular Religious Solidarity in Sixteenth-Century Dijon', French historical studies, 14 (1985), 192-214

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, Henry IV and the towns : the pursuit of legitimacy in French urban society, 1589-1610 (Cambridge & New York: CUP, 1999)

Jérémie Foa, '"Who Goes There?": To Live and Survive During the French Wars of Religion', French Historical Studies 40.3 (2017), 425-438

Mark Greengrass,'The Anatomy of a Religious Riot in Toulouse in May 1562', Journal of ecclesiastical history, 34 (1983), 367-91

Mark Greengrass, The Psychology of Religious Violence', French history, 5 (1991), 467-74 (review of Crouzet)

Mark Greengrass,'Hidden Transcripts: Secret Histories and Personal Testimonies of Religious Violence in the French Wars of Religion', in Mark Levene and Penny Roberts (eds.), The massacre in history (Providence: Berghahn Books, 1999) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Gordon Griffiths, ‘Saint Bartholomew Reappraised’, The journal of modern history, 48 (1976), 494-505

Ann H. Guggenheim, 'The Calvinist Notables of Nîmes during the Era of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal 3 (1972), 80-96 

Tom Hamilton, 'The Procession of the League: Remembering the Wars of Religion in Visual and Literary Satire', French history , 30 (2016), pp. 1-30

Tom Hamilton, 'Contesting Public Executions in Paris Towards the End of the Wars of Religion' in Stephen Cummins and Laura Kounine (eds), Cultures of conflict resolution in early modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2016), pp. 179-202 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Henry Heller, 'Famine, Revolt and Heresy at Meaux, 1521-25', Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 68 (1977), 133-56

Mack P. Holt, 'Wine, Community and Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Burgundy', Past & present, 138 (1993), 58-93

Mack P. Holt, 'Putting Religion Back into the Wars of Religion', French Historical Studies, 18 (1993), 524-51 (and response by H. Heller, ‘A Reply to Mack P. Holt’, French Historical Studies, 19 (1996), 853-61 And Holt's response to Heller's reply in the same issue)

Mack P. Holt, ‘Religious Violence in Sixteenth-Century France: Moving Beyond Pollution and Purification in Greame Murdock, Penny Roberts and Andrew Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Nathalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France  Past & Present Supplement 7 (2012)

Donald R. Kelley, ‘Martyrs, myths and the Massacre: The background of St. Bartholomew’, The American historical review, 77 (1972), 1323-1342

R.M. Kingdon, Myths about the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres, 1572-1576 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,1988)

Mark W. Konnert, 'Urban Values versus Religious Passion: Châlons-sur-Marne during the Wars of ReligionSixteenth Century Journal 20 (1989), 387-405 

Mark Konnert, 'Provincial Governors and their Regimes during the French Wars of Religion: the Duc de Guise and the City Council of Châlons-sur-Marne', Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994), 823-40 

M.S. Lamet, 'French Protestants in a position of Strength: the Early Years of the Reformation in Caen', Sixteenth Century Journal 9.3 (1978),  35-55 

Suzannah Lipscomb, The voices of Nimes : women, sex, and marriage in Reformation Languedoc (Oxford: OUP, 2019)

J.P. Meyer, 'The Success of the French Reformation: the Case of La Rochelle', Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 84 (1993)

Judith Pugh Meyer, Reformation in La Rochelle : tradition and change in early modern Europe, 1500-1568 (Geneva: Droz, 1996)

Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)\

Eric Nelson, '“Pour Saulver Ladicte Parroisse”: Defending Rural Communities in the Touraine, Blésois, and Sologne during the French Wars of Religion', French Historical Studies 44.1 (2021), 1-26

David Nicholls, 'The Theatre of Martyrdom in the French Reformation', Past & present, 121 (1988), 49-73  

David Nicholls, 'Protestants, Catholics and Magistrates in Tours, 1562-72: The Making of a Catholic City during the Religious Wars', French History 8 (1994), 14-33 

K. Parrow, From defense to resistance : justification of violence during the French wars of religion (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society,1993)

Judith Pollmann, ‘Countering the Reformation in France and the Netherlands: Clerical Leadership and Catholic Violence 1560-1585’, Past & present, 190 (2006), 83-120

Luc Racaut, 'Reason of State, Religious Passions and The French Wars of Religion', The Historical Journal 52.4 (2009), 1075-1083

Denis Richet, 'Sociocultural Aspects of Religious Conflicts in Paris during the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century', in R. Forster & O. Ranum (eds.), Ritual, religion and the sacred (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press,1982), pp. 182-212 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Penny Roberts, 'Religious Conflict and the Urban Setting: Troyes during the Wars of ReligionFrench History 6 (1992),  259-78 

Penny Roberts, 'The Most Crucial Battle of the Wars of Religion? The Conflict over Sites for Reformed Worship in Sixteenth-Century France, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 89 (1998), 247-67

Penny Roberts, A city in conflict : Troyes during the French wars of religion (Manchester: Manchester University Press,1996) chapter 5 ‘1562 and the legacy of Vassy’ and chapter 6 ‘Conflict and coexistence: relations between the faiths 1563-1572’

Penny Roberts, ‘Contesting Sacred Space: Burial Disputes in Sixteenth-Century France’, in B. Gordon & P. Marshall (eds.), The place of the dead : death and remembrance in late medieval and early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2000), pp. 131-48 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Penny Roberts, ‘Huguenot conspiracies, real and imagined, in sixteenth-century France’, in B. Coward and J. Swann (eds.), Conspiracies and conspiracy theory in Early Modern Europe : from the Waldensians to the French Revolution (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 55-69

Penny Roberts, 'Urban Histories of the French Wars of Religion' /'Faire l'histoire des villes au temps des guerres de religion', Moreana,43(2006), 115-50

Penny Roberts, 'Urban Conflict and Royal Authority: Popular Revolts in Sixteenth-Century Troyes', Urban history, 34 (2007), 189-207

Penny Roberts, ‘Peace, Ritual, and Sexual Violence during the Religious Wars’ in Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Nikki Shephardson, Burning zeal : the rhetoric of martyrdom and the Protestant community in Reformation France, 1520-1570 (Lehigh University Press: Bethlehem PA, 2007)

James R. Smither, ‘The Saint Bartholomew Day’s Massacre and Images of Kingship in France: 1572-1574’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 27-46

Andrew Spicer, ‘(Re)Building the Sacred Landscape: Orléans, 1560-1610', French history, 21 (2007), 247-68  

A. Soman (ed.), The Massacre of St. Bartholomew : reappraisals and documents(The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1974)

Elizabeth Tingle, Authority and society in Nantes during the French wars of religion, 1559-98 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), chapter 3 'Challenges to authority: The development of Protestantism in Nantes 1558-1572' 

Allan A. Tuchin, 'The Michelade in Nimes, 1567', French historical studies, 29 (2006), 1-35

Allan A. Tulchin, ‘Massacres during the French Wars of Religion’ in Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

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1572 and Resistance Theory

Rosanne M. Baars, '"The Birds Were in the Net": Reactions in the Netherlands to the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, 1572', French History 35.2 (2021), 145-166

Philip Benedict, Rouen during the Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) Chapter 5 ‘A massacre and its impact’

Philip Benedict, 'The Saint Bartholomew's Massacres in the Provinces', The historical journal, 21 (1978), 205-25

Christopher Bettinson, ‘The Politiques and the Politique Party: A reappraisal’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

Nicolas Breton, 'Between ‘horror’ and ‘honour’: the legacy of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre for the descendants of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny', French History  34.4 (2020), 493-511

Barbara Diefendorf, 'Prologue to a Massacre: Popular Unrest in Paris, 1557-1572', The American historical review, 90 (1985), 1076-91

Barbara Diefendorf, Beneath the cross : Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth-century Paris (Oxford: OUP, 1991) especially chapter 6 ‘The Massacre in Paris’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Mack P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) Chapter 3, ‘Popular disorder and religious tensions: the making of a massacre’ and chapter 4 ‘The rhetoric of resistance: the unmaking of the body politic’  

R.E. Giesey,'The Monarchomach Triumvirs: Hotman, Beza and Mornay', Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance, 32 (1970), 41-56

Arlette Jouanna, The Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State (24 August 1572) (Manchester: MUP, 2007)

Donald R. Kelley, ‘Martyrs, myths and the Massacre: The background of St. Bartholomew’, The American historical review, 77 (1972), 1323-1342

R.M. Kingdon et al, 'Calvinism and Resistance Theory', in J.H. Burns and M. Goldie (eds.), The Cambridge history of political thought, 1450-1700 (Cambridge, CUP, 1991), pp. 193-218  

R.M. Kingdon’s essay in A. Soman (ed.), The Massacre of St. Bartholomew : reappraisals and documents (The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1974), pp. 33-9

Mark Konnert, Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion: The Towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise and the Catholic League, 1560-1595 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) chapter four ‘St Bartholomew and its aftermath’’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

R.D. Linder, 'Pierre Viret and the sixteenth-century French Protestant revolutionary tradition', The journal of modern history, 38 (1966), 125-137

H.A. Lloyd, 'Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth-Century France: The Case of Pierre Rebuffi', French history 8 (1994), 259-275

Gautier Mingous, 'Forging memory: the aftermath of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre in Lyon', French History 34.4 (2020), 435-452

K. Parrow, From defense to resistance : justification of violence during the French wars of religion (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society,1993)

Penny Roberts, A City in Conflict: Troyes during the Wars of Religion (Manchester: MUP, 1996), chapter 7 ‘The 1572 Massacre and municipal politics’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Penny Roberts, 'Violence by Royal Command: A Judicial 'Moment' (1574-1575)', French History 33.2 (2019), 199-217  

Quentin Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (Cambridge & New York: CUP, 1978) volume 2, Part III Calvinism and the Theory of Revolution, especially chapters 8 and 9

James R. Smither, ‘The Saint Bartholomew Day’s Massacre and Images of Kingship in France: 1572-1574’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 27-46

N.M. Sutherland, The Massacre of Saint Bartholomew and the European Conflict, 1559-1572  (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1973) especially chapter XVII ‘The Massacre and the Evidence’ and chapter XVIII ‘The Meaning of the Massacre’

N. M. Sutherland, The Huguenot Struggle for Recognition (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1980) especially chapter 7 ‘The Struggle for Reintegration, 1572-1576: The Peace of Monsieur’ 

*M. Yardeni, 'French Calvinist Political Thought', in M. Prestwich (ed.), International Calvinism, 1541-1715 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985), pp. 315-338 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

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Catholicism and the League

Megan Armstrong, 'Spiritual Reform, Mendicant Autonomy, and State Formation: French Franciscan Disputes before the Parlement of Paris, 1500-1600', French historical studies, 25 (2002), 505-30

Megan Armstrong, The politics of piety : Franciscan preachers during the wars of religion, 1560-1600Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2004)

P.M. Ascoli, 'French Provincial Cities and the Catholic League', Occasional papers of the American Society for Reformation Research. Vol.1 (1977), 15-40 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 28/09/2020)  

F.J. Baumgartner, Radical reactionaries : the political thought of the French Catholic League (1976)

F.J. Baumgartner, 'Party Alignment in the Parlement of Paris, 1589-94', Proceedings of the... annual meeting of the Western Society for French History, 16 (1978), 34-43

F.J. Baumgartner, Change and continuity in the French episcopate : the bishops and the wars of religion, 1547-1610 (1986)

David A. Bell, ‘Unmasking a King: The Political Uses of Popular Literature under the French Catholic League 1588-1589’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-386  

Philip Benedict, 'The Catholic Response to Protestantism: Church Activity and Popular Piety in Rouen, 1560-1600', in James Obelkevich (ed.), Religion and the people, 800-1700 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979), pp. 168-90 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Philip Benedict, Rouen during the Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 1981) part III ‘The Crisis of the League’

Joseph Bergin, The making of the French episcopate, 1589-1661, (New Haven: Yale University Press,1996)

Jospeh Bergin, Church, society, and religious change in France, 1580-1730 (New Haven, Conn. & London: Yale University Press, 2009)

Stuart Carroll, ‘The Guise Affinity and Popular Protest during the Wars of Religion’, French history, 9 (1995), 125-52  

Stuart Carroll, Noble power during the French wars of religion : the Guise affinity and the Catholic cause in Normandy (Cambridge: CUP, 1998)

Stuart Carroll, 'The Revolt of Paris, 1588: Aristocratic Insurgency and the Mobilization of Popular Support', French historical studies, 23 (2000), 301-37  

Stuart Carroll, ‘The Compromise of Charles Cardinal of Lorraine: New Evidence’, Journal of ecclesiastical history 54 (2003), 469-483

Stuart Carroll, Martyrs and murderers : the Guise family and the making of Europe (Oxford, OUP, 2009)

Barbara Diefendorf, 'Simon Vigor, a Radical Preacher in Sixteenth-Century Paris', Sixteenth Century Journal, 18 (1987), 399-410

Barbara Diefendorf, 'The Catholic League: Social Crisis or Apocalypse Now?', French historical studies, 15 (1987), 332-44  

Barbara Diefendorf, ‘An Age of Gold? Parisian Women, the Holy League, and the Roots of Catholic Renewal’ in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (1996), pp. 124-44 

Barbara Diefendorf and Virginia Reinburg, ‘Catholic Reform and religious coexistence’ in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Renaissance and reformation France, 1500-1648 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Barbara Diefendorf, ‘Henri IV, the Dévots and the Making of a French Catholic Reformation’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and religion in early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)

Barbara Diefendorf, Planting the cross : Catholic reform and renewal in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France (Oxford: OUP, 2019)

H.O. Evennett, The Cardinal of Lorraine and the Council of Trent : a study in the Counter-Reformation (Cambridge: CUP, 1930)

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, 'Engendering the Wars of Religion: Female Agency during the Catholic League in Dijon', French historical studies, 20 (1997), 127-54  

Kevin Gould, Catholic activism in south-west France,1540-1570 (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006)

Mark Greengrass, 'The Sainte Union in the Provinces: the Case of Toulouse', Sixteenth Century Journal, 14 (1983), 469-96

Mark Greengrass, 'The Sixteen: Radical Politics in Paris during the League', History, 69 (1984), 432-9

R.R. Harding, 'The Mobilisation of Confraternities against the Reformation in France', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 85-107

R.R. Harding, 'Revolution and Reform in the Holy League: Angers, Rennes, Nantes', The journal of modern history, 53 (1981), 379-416

Mack P. Holt, 'Wine, Community and Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Burgundy', Past & present, 138 (1993), 58-93

Mack P. Holt, 'Burgundians into Frenchmen: Catholic Identity in Sixteenth-Century Burgundy', in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham, Duke University Press, 1997), pp. 345-370

Mack P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) chapter 5 ‘“Godly Warriors”: the crisis of the League, 1584-1593’  

Seong-Hak Kim, ' “Dieu nous garde de la messe du chancelier”: the Religious Belief and Political Opinion of Michel de L'Hôpital’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 24 (1993), 595-620

Mark Konnert, 'Provincial Governors and their Regimes during the French Wars of Religion: the Duc de Guise and the City Council of Châlons-sur-Marne', Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994), 823-40

Mark Konnert, Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion: The Towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise and the Catholic League, 1560-1595 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006)

Nicolas Le Roux,'The Catholic Nobility and Political Choice during the League, 1584-94', French history, 8 (1994), 34-50  

Dalia M. Leonardo, ‘“Cut off this rotten member”: The rhetoric of heresy, sin and disease in the ideology of the French Catholic League’, The Catholic historical review, 88 (2002), 247-262

A. Lynn Martin, The Jesuit mind : the mentality of an elite in early modern France (Ithaca: Cornell University Press,1988)

A. Lynn Martin, Henry III and the Jesuit Politicians (Geneva: Droz, 1973)

David Nicholls, 'Inertia and Reform in the Pre-Tridentine French Church: Rouen, 1520-62', Journal of ecclesiastical history, 32 (1981), 185-197

D. Nugent, Ecumenism in the age of the Reformation : the Colloquy of Poissy (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1974)

Jonathan K. Powis, 'Gallican Liberties and the Politics of Later Sixteenth-Century France', The historical journal, 26 (1983), 515-30

Luc Racaut, Hatred in print : Catholic propaganda and Protestant identity during the French wars of religion (Aldershot & Burlington: VT, Ashgate, 2002)

Luc Racaut, ‘The Sacrifice of the Mass and the Redefinition of Catholic Orthodoxy during the French Wars of Religion’, French history,24 (2010), 20-39.

Ann Ramsey, Liturgy, politics, and salvation : the Catholic League in Paris and the nature of Catholic reform, 1540-1630. (Rochester, University of Rochester Press,1999)

Penny Roberts, A City in Conflict: Troyes during the Wars of Religion (Manchester: MUP, 1996), chapter 8 ‘La Sainte Union: the Catholic League in Troyes’

J.H.M. Salmon, 'The Paris Sixteen, 1584-1594: the Social Analysis of a Revolutionary Movement', The journal of modern history, 44 (1972), 540-76

Malcolm C. Smith, 'Early French Advocates of Religious Freedom', Sixteenth Century Journal, 25 (1994), 29-51

N.M. Sutherland, ‘The Cardinal of Lorraine and the Colloque of Poissy: A Reassessment’, Journal of ecclesiastical history, 28 (1977), 265-89

N. M. Sutherland, The Huguenot Struggle for Recognition (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1980) chapter 8 ‘The Struggle Against the Catholic Leagues, 1576-1589’

N. M. Sutherland, ‘The Assassination of François, duc de Guise, February, 1563’, The historical journal, 24 (1981), 279-295

G.W. Sypher,'Faisant ce qu'il leur vient à plaisir: The Image of Protestantism in French Catholic Polemic on the Eve of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 59-84  

Larissa Taylor, Soldiers of Christ : preaching in late medieval and Reformation France (New York & Oxford: OUP,1992)

Larissa J. Taylor, 'Funeral Sermons and Orations as Religious Propaganda in Sixteenth-Century France', in B. Gordon & P. Marshall (eds.), The place of the dead : death and remembrance in late medieval and early modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 2000), pp. 224-39

Elizabeth Tingle, 'The Intolerant City? Nantes and the Origins of the Catholic League, 1580-1589', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

Elizabeth Tingle, 'Nantes and the Origins of the Catholic League of 1589', Sixteenth Century Journal, 33 (2002), 109-28

Elizabeth C. Tingle, ‘The Conversion of Infidels and Heretics: Baptism and Confessional Allegiance in Nantes during the early years of the Wars of Religion (1550-1570)’, French history, 22 (2008), 255-274 

Elizabeth Tingle, ‘The Origins of Counter Reform Piety in Nantes: The Catholic League and its Aftermath (1585–1617)’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and religion in early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)

Elizabeth C. Tingle, Purgatory and piety in Brittany, 1480-1720 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012)

Mark Traugott, The Insurgent Barricade (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010) - chapter 2 on 'The First Barricades' 

Marc Venard, 'Catholicism and Resistance to the Reformation in France, 1555-1585', in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 133-48

Malcolm Walsby, ‘Promoting the Counter-Reformation in Provincial France: Printing and Bookselling in Sixteenth-Century Verdun’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles, & Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in motion and early modern Europe : beyond production, circulation and consumption (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017)   

Alexander S. Wilkinson, 'Homicides Royaux: The Assassination of the Duc and Cardinal de Guise and the Radicalisation of French Public Opinion', French history, 18 (2004), 129-153

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Henri III

Sydney Anglo, ‘Henri III: some determinants of vituperation’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

David A. Bell, ‘Unmasking a King: The Political Uses of Popular Literature under the French Catholic League 1588-1589’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-386  

Keith Cameron, ‘Henri III – the Anti-Christian King? ’ Journal of European studies 4 (1974), 152-163  

Keith Cameron, Henri III, a maligned or malignant king? : (aspects of the satirical iconography of Henri de Valois) (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1978)

Richard Cooper, 'The Aftermath of the Blois Assassinations of 1588: Documents in the Vatican', French History 3 (1989), 404-26 (see also Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon : dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989), pp. 51-72)

Katherine Crawford, ‘Love, Sodomy and Scandal: Controlling the sexual reputation of Henri III’, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 12 (2003), 513-542  

E. H. Dickerman & Anita M. Walker, ‘The language of blame: Henri III and the dismissal of his ministers’, French history, 13, (1999), 77-98 (NB this is about a contemporary document, so there are a lot of french quotations, but the article itself is still very useful)

Mark Greengrass,'Dissension in the Provinces under Henry III, 1574-85', in J. R. L. Highfield & Robin Jeffs (eds.), The Crown and local communities : in England and France in the fifteenth century (Gloucester: Sutton, 1981), pp. 162-82 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Mark Greengrass, ‘A day in the life of the third estate, Blois, 26th December 1576’, in Adrianna Bakos (ed.), Politics, ideology, and the law in early modern Europe : essays in honor of J.H.M. Salmon (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press,1994), pp. 73-90

Mark Greengrass, Governing passions : peace and reform in the French kingdom, 1576-1585 (Oxford: OUP, 2007)

Mack P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 2nd Edn (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) Chapter 5 "'Godly Warrior': the crisis of the League, 1584-1593'  

R.J. Knecht, Hero or tyrant? : Henry III, King of France, 1574-89 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014)  

Estelle Paranque, ‘Another Spare to the French Crown: Henry III of France’s Self-Representation, Reputation, and Royal Authority’ in Valerie Schutte (ed.), Unexpected heirs in early modern Europe : potential kings and queens (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2017) 

David Potter, 'Kingship in the Wars of Religion: the Reputation of Henry III of France', European history quarterly, 25 (1995), 485-528  

David Potter & P.R. Roberts, ‘An Englishman’s view of the Court of Henri III, 1584-5: Richard Cook’s “Description of the Court of France”’, French history 2, (1988), 312-26

N.M. Sutherland, ‘Henri III, the Guises and the Huguenots’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

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Pierre Ascoli, 'A Radical Pamphlet of Late Sixteenth-Century France: Dialogue d'entre le maheustre et le manant', Sixteenth Century Journal, 5 (1974), 3-22

Robert Appelbaum, Terrorism before the letter : mythography and political violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559-1642  (Oxford: OUP, 2015)

Sara Barker, ‘Translating Treason: Printed Accounts of Conspiracies Against Henri IV in France and England’ in Alexander Wilkinson and Graeme Kemp, Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019) 

William H. Beik, ‘Searching for Popular Culture in Early Modern France’, The journal of modern history, 49 (1977), 266-281

David A. Bell, ‘Unmasking a King: The Political Uses of Popular Literature under the French Catholic League 1588-1589’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 20 (1989), 371-386

Philip Benedict, ‘Of Marmites and Martyrs: Images and Polemics in the Wars of Religion’, in The French Renaissance in prints : from the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Los Angeles: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, University of California, 1994), pp. 109-37 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Philip Benedict, Lawrence M. Bryant, and Kristen B. Neuschel, 'Graphic History: What Readers Knew and Were Taught in the Quarante Tableaux of Perrissin and Tortorel', French historical studies, 28 (2005), 175-229  

Philip Benedict, Graphic history : the Wars, massacres and troubles of Tortorel and Perrissin (Geneva, Droz, 2007)

Peter Burke, Popular culture in early modern Europe 3rd edn (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009) – first published in 1978, various editions.  

Roger Chartier, The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987) 

Stuart Clark, ‘French Historians and early modern popular culture’, Past & present, 100 (1983), 62-99

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe(Cambridge: CUP, 1979)

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1983) – an abridged version of her earlier work

Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 reprint (London and Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2010)

Mark Greengrass, ‘Nicolas Pithou: Experience, Conscience and History in the French Civil Wars’, in A. Fletcher & P. Roberts (eds.), Religion, culture, and society in early modern Britain : essays in honour of Patrick Collinson (Cambridge, CUP, 1994) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Francis Higman, ‘Ronsard’s political and polemical poetry’, in Terence Cave (ed.), Ronsard the poet (London: Methuen, 1973) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Marc W.S. Jaffré, ‘A Household Affair: Henri IV’s Royal Printers 1589-1595’ in Alexander Wilkinson and Graeme Kemp, Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019)   

R.J. Knecht, 'The Sword and the Pen: Blaise de Monluc and his Commentaries', Renaissance studies, 9 (1995), 104-18

R.J. Knecht, 'Military Autobiographies in Sixteenth-Century France', in R. Mulryne & M. Shewring (eds.), War, literature and the arts in sixteenth-century Europe (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 3-21 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Raymond Mentzer & A. Spicer (eds.), Society and culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685(Cambridge: CUP, 2002)

Lisa Ferraro Parmelee, Good newes from Fraunce : French anti-League propaganda in late Elizabethan England (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press,1996)

Jonathan Patterson, 'Obscenity and Censorship in the Reign of Henri III', Renaissance Quarterly 70.4 (2017), 1321-1365

Andrew Pettegree, Huguenot voices : the book and the communication process during the Protestant Reformation (Greenville: Brewster Lecture Series, 2000)  

Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles and Philip Conner, The sixteenth-century French religious book (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2001) – especially the essays by Keith Cameron on Henri III, Michael Wolfe on Henri IV, Keith Robbins on history writing and censorship in La Rochelle, and Philip Conner on Southern France  

Andrew Pettegree & M. Hall, ‘The Reformation and the Book: A Reconsideration’, The historical journal, 47 (2004) 

Andrew Pettegree, Reformation and the culture of persuasion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005)  

Andrew Pettegree, The French book and the European book world (Leiden: Brill, 2008)  

Andrew Pettegree, The book in the Renaissance (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010)

Luc Racaut,'The Polemical use of the Albigensian Crusade during the French Wars of Religion', French history,13 (1999), 1-19

Luc Racaut, ‘Nicolas Chesneau, Catholic Printer in Paris during the French Wars of Religion’, The historical journal 52 ( 2009), 23-41.  

Luc Racaut, ‘Education of the Laity and Advocacy of Violence in Print during the French Wars of Religion’, History 95 (2010), 159-176.

Penny Roberts, ‘Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris: A Historical Perspective’, Renaissance studies, 9 (1995)

Antónia Szabari, Less rightly said : scandals and readers in sixteenth-century France (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010)

James R. Smither, ‘The Saint Bartholomew Day’s Massacre and Images of Kingship in France: 1572-1574’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 27-46

George Wylie Sypher, ‘La Popeliniere's Histoire De France: A Case of Historical Objectivity and Religious Censorship’, Journal of the history of ideas, 24, (1963), 41-53  

G.W. Sypher,'Faisant ce qu'il leur vient à plaisir: The Image of Protestantism in French Catholic Polemic on the Eve of the Religious Wars', Sixteenth Century Journal, 11 (1980), 59-84  

Malcolm Walsby, The printed book in Brittany, 1484-1600 (Leiden: Brill, 2010) especially chapters 7 and 8

Malcolm Walsby, ‘Promoting the Counter-Reformation in Provincial France: Printing and Bookselling in Sixteenth-Century Verdun’ in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles, & Jeroen Salman (eds.), Books in motion and early modern Europe : beyond production, circulation and consumption (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017)  

Alexander S. Wilkinson ‘Sustaining a City under Siege: Paris versus Henri de Navarre (7 May-30 August 1590) in Alexander Wilkinson and Graeme Kemp, Negotiating Conflict and Controversy in the Early Modern Book World (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019) 

Charlotte Wells, ‘Leeches on the Body Politic: Xenophobia and Witchcraft in Early Modern French Historical Thought’, French historical studies, 22 (1999), 351-377

Frances A. Yates, The French academies of the sixteenth century (rev. ed. 1988)

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Peace-making, Toleration and co-existence

E.M. Beame, ‘The Politiques and the Historians’, Journal of the history of ideas, 54 (1993), 355-79

Philip Benedict, ‘Un roi, une loi, deux fois: Parameters for the History of Catholic-Protestant Co-existence in France, 1555-1685’, in O. Grell & B. Scribner (eds.), Tolerance and intolerance in the European reformation(Cambridge, CUP, 1996), pp. 65-93 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Philip Benedict, ‘Divided Memories? Historical Calendars, Commemorative Processions and the Recollection of the Wars of Religion during the Ancien Régime’, French history 22 (2008) 381-405  

Christopher Bettinson, ‘The Politiques and the Politique Party: A Reappraisal’, in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon : dynasty, state and society in early modern France(Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989), pp. 35-50

Gregory Champeaud, ‘The Edict of Poitiers and the Treaty of Nérac, or Two Steps towards the Edict of Nantes’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 32 (2001), 319-34

Philip Conner, ‘Peace in the Provinces: Peace-making in Montauban and the Protestant South during the Later Wars of Religion’, in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

Barbara Diefendorf, ‘Rites of Repair: Restoring Community in the French Religious Wars’ in Graeme Murdock, Penny Roberts, Andrew Spicer (eds), Ritual and violence : Natalie Zemon Davis and early modern France. Past and Present Supplement 7. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Jérémie Foa, ‘Making Peace: The Commissions for Enforcing the Pacification Edicts in the Reign of Charles IX (1560-1574)’, French history, 18 (2004), 256-74  

Jérémie Foa, ‘An Unequal Apportionment: The Conflict Over Space Between Protestants And Catholics At The Beginning Of The Wars Of Religion’, French history, 20 (2006), 369-386  

Mark Greengrass, 'Pluralism and Equality: The Peace of Monsieur, May 1576', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter, Peter Lang, 2000)

Mark Greengrass, Governing passions : peace and reform in the French kingdom, 1576-1585 (Oxford, OUP, 2007)

Mark Greengrass, ‘Epilogue Régime Change: Restoration, Reconstruction and Reformation’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and religion in early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)

Daniel Hickey ' Enforcing the Edict of Nantes: The 1599 Commissions and Local Elites in Dauphiné and Poitou-Aunis', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

William H. Huseman, ‘The Expression of the Idea of Toleration in French during the Sixteenth Century’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 15 (1984), 293-310

Benjamin Kaplan, Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: Harvard University Press, 2009)

Keith Luria, Sacred boundaries : religious coexistence and conflict in early-modern France (Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2005)

Ronald S. Love, Blood and religion : the conscience of Henri IV, 1553-1593 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001)

Luc Racaut, 'The Cultural Obstacles to Religious Pluralism in the Polemic of the French Wars of Religion', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

Penny Roberts, 'The Languages of Peace during the French Religious Wars', Cultural and social history, 4 (2007), 293-311  

Penny Roberts, 'Religious Pluralism in Practice: The Enforcement of the Edicts of Pacification', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter, Peter Lang, 2000) 

Penny Roberts, Peace and authority during the French religious wars c.1560-1600 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) especially Chapter 2 'Phases of Peace' and Chapter 7 'Practicalities of Peace'  

N. M. Sutherland, The Huguenot Struggle for Recognition (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1980)

Alain Tallon, ‘Gallicanism and Religious Pluralism in Sixteenth-Century France’, in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

Mario Turchetti, ‘Religious Concord and Political Tolerance in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century France’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 22 (1991), 15-25  

Mario Turchetti, ‘Middle Parties in France during the Wars of Religion’, in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 165-83

David Trim, 'Edict of Nantes: Product of Military Success or Failure', in K. Cameron et al (eds), The Adventure of Religious Pluralism in Early Modern France  (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2000), pp. 85-98 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Philippa Woodcock, ‘The fortified parish church: pacification, protection or provocation during the French Wars of Religion? ’, French history 24 (2010), pp. 524-549

Michael Wolfe, The conversion of Henri IV : politics, power, and religious belief in early modern France (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993)

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Henri IV

Hillary Ballon, The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism (New York; Cambridge, Massachussetts and London: The Architectural History Foundation and the MIT Press, 1991)

Joseph Bergin, ‘Henri IV and the Problem of the French Episcopate’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

F.J. Baumgartner,' Crisis in the French Episcopacy: the Bishops and the Succession of Henri IV', Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 20 (1979), 276-301

David Buisseret, Sully and the growth of centralised government in France (London: Eyre & Spottiswood, 1968)

David Buisseret, Henry IV (London & Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984)

Katherine B. Crawford, 'Protestant Reactions to the Conversion of Henry IV', in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham, Duke University Press, 1997), pp. 371-90

Katherine B. Crawford, ‘The Politics of Promiscuity: Masculinity and Heroic Representation at the Court of Henry IV’, French historical studies, 26 (2003), 225-52  

Denis Crouzet, ‘Henri IV, King of Reason’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

Barbara Diefendorf, ‘Henri IV, the Dévots and the Making of a French Catholic Reformation’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, 'Absolutism and Municipal Autonomy: Henry IV and the 1602 Pancarte Revolt in Limoges', in Mack P. Holt (ed.), Society and institutions in early modern France(Athens, GA & London: University of Georgia Press, 1991), pp. 80-97 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, Henry IV and the towns : the pursuit of legitimacy in French urban society, 1589-1610(Cambridge & New York, CUP, 1999)

Robert Descimon, ‘Chastel’s Attempted Regicide (27 December 1594) and its subsequent transformation in an “affair”’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Mark Greengrass, ‘The Public Context of the Abjuration of Henri IV’ in Keith Cameron (ed.), From Valois to Bourbon: dynasty, state and society in early modern France (Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 1989) 

Mark Greengrass, France in the Age of Henri IV 2nd edn (London & New York: Longman, 1995)

Mack P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), chapter 6 ‘Henry IV and the Edict of Nantes: the remaking of Gallicanism, 1593-1610’  

Marc W. S. Jaffré, The royal court and civil war at the founding of the Bourbon dynasty, 1589–95, French History 31.1 (2017)  

Ronald S. Love, Blood and religion : the conscience of Henri IV, 1553-1593 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001)

Roland Mousnier, The assassination of Henry IV : the tyrannicide problem and the consolidation of the French absolute monarchy in the early seventeenth century(London, Faber, 1973)  

Eric Nelson, ‘Royal Authority and the Pursuit of a Lasting Religious Settlement: Henri IV and the Emergence of the Bourbon Monarchy’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and religion in early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009) 

Vincent J. Pitts, Henri IV of France : his reign and age (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)

Nicola M. Sutherland, Henry IV of France and the politics of religion, 1572-1596 (2 vols., Bristol & Portland: Elm Bank, 2002)

Alain Tallon, ‘Henri IV and the Papacy after the League’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and religion in early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009)

Michael Wolfe, 'Piety and Political Allegiance: the Duc de Nevers and the Protestant Henry IV, 1589-93', French history, 2 (1988), 1-21

Michael Wolfe, The conversion of Henri IV : politics, power, and religious belief in early modern France(Cambridge, Mass. & London, Harvard University Press, 1993)

Michael Wolfe, ‘Protestant Reactions to the Conversion of Henri IV’ in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (1996), pp. 124-44 

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Long term effects, legacy and memory

Philip Benedict, ‘Un roi, une loi, deux fois: Parameters for the History of Catholic-Protestant Co-existence in France, 1555-1685’, in O. Grell & B. Scribner (eds.), Tolerance and intolerance in the European reformation(Cambridge: CUP, 1996), pp. 65-93 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 28/09/2020) 

Philip Benedict, ‘Divided Memoires? Historical Calendars, Commemorative Processions and the Recollection of the Wars of Religion during the Ancien Régime’, French history 22 (2008) 381-405  

Philip Benedict, The faith and fortunes of France's Huguenots, 1600-85 (Aldershot & Burlington: Vt., Ashgate, 2001)

Philip Benedict, 'Shaping the Memory of the French Wars of Religion. The First Centuries' in Erika Kuijpers, Judith Pollmann, Johannes Müller, and Jasper van der Steen (eds.), Memory before modernity : practices of memory in early modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2013)

Susan Broomhall, 'Disturbing Memories. Narrating Experiences and Emotions of Distressing Events in the French Wars of Religion' in Erika Kuijpers, Judith Pollmann, Johannes Müller, and Jasper van der Steen (eds.), Memory before modernity : practices of memory in early modern Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2013) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Joseph Bergin, The making of the French episcopate, 1589-1661, (New Haven: Yale University Press,1996)

Joseph Bergin, Church, society, and religious change in France, 1580-1730 (New Haven, Conn. & London: Yale University Press, 2009)

Hilary J. Bernstein, 'The Reformed terreur panique of 1562: debating miracles and memory in seventeenth-century Le Mans', French History 34.4 (2020), 475-492

Hilary J. Bernstein, Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France (Leiden: Brill, 2021)

James B. Collins, The State in Early Modern France 2nd edition (Cambridge: CUP, 2009) – especially the introduction ‘Historical Background: the growth of the French state to 1627’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Barbara Diefendorf, 'Reflections on Community and Identity', French Historical Studies 40.3 (2017), 383-90

Barbara Diefendorf, Planting the cross : Catholic reform and renewal in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France (Oxford: OUP, 2019)

Barbara Diefendorf, 'The scars of religious war in histories of French cities (1600–1750)', French History 34.4 (2020), 453-474

Robert Gildea, The past in French history (New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1994)

Tom Hamilton, 'Adjudicating the troubles: violence, memory, and criminal justice at the end of the Wars of Religion', French History 34.4 (2020)

Mack P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), chapter 7 ‘Epilogue: the last war of religion, 1610-1629’  

Daniel Hickey, ‘Enforcing the Edict of Nantes: The 1599 Commissions and Local Elites in Dauphiné and Poitou-Aunis’, in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France : papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999 (Exeter: Peter Lang, 2000)

Katherine Ibbett, Compassion's Edge: Fellow-Feeling and Its Limits in Early Modern France  (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)  

Sharon Kettering, French society, 1589 to 1715 (Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2001)

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, The Ancien Régime : a history of France 1610-1774 (Oxford, Blackwell, 1996), 417-414

David van der Linden & Tom Hamilton, 'Introduction: Remembering the Wars of Religion', French History 34.4 (2020), 411-416

Eric Nelson, ‘Royal Authority and the Pursuit of a Lasting Religious Settlement: Henri IV and the Emergence of the Bourbon Monarchy’ in Alison Forrestal and Eric Nelson (eds.), Politics and Religion in Early Bourbon France (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Pierre Nora, Les Lieux de Mémoire (Paris, Gallimard, 1984-1992) – available in translation as Realms of memory : rethinking the French past (New York, Columbia University Press,1996-8) or as Rethinking France = Les lieux de mémoire (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2001)

Estelle Paranque, 'Charles IX of France or the Anti-King: His Legacy in Plays and Chronicles in Seventeenth- and Long Eighteenth-Century France' in Estelle Paranque (ed.), Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France: Reputation, Reinterpretation and Reincarnation (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 115-132

Kelly D. Peebles, ' Reincarnating the Forgotten Francis II: From Puerile Pubescent to Heroic Heartthrob' in Estelle Paranque (ed.), Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France: Reputation, Reinterpretation and Reincarnation (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 219-239

Virginia Reinburg, 'Storied Place: Land and Legend at Notre Dame de Garaison', French Historical Studies 40.3 (2017), 391-407

Virginia Reinburg, Storied places : pilgrim shrines, nature, and history in early modern France (Cambridge: CUP, 2019)

David Trim, 'Edict of Nantes: Product of Military Success or Failure', in K. Cameron et al (eds.), The adventure of religious pluralism in early modern France: papers from the Exeter conference, April 1999

David van der Linden, 'Memorializing the Wars of Religion in Early Seventeenth-Century French Picture Galleries: Protestants and Catholics Painting the Contested Past', Renaissance quarterly. , 70.1 (2017), pp. 132–78.  

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International perspectives

Rosanne M. Baars, '"The Birds Were in the Net": Reactions in the Netherlands to the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, 1572', French History 35.2 (2021), 145-166

Rosanne M. Baars, Rumours of Revolt: Civil War and the Emergence of a Transnational News Culture in France and the Netherlands, 1561-1598 (Leiden: Brill, 2021)

Joan M. Davies, ‘The Duc of Montmorency, Philip II and the House of Savoy: A Neglected Aspect of the Sixteenth-Century French Civil Wars’, English historical review, 1990, 870-892

Susan Doran, ‘Elizabeth I and Catherine de' Medici’ in Glenn Richardson (ed.), 'The contending kingdoms': France and England 1430-1700(Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008) 

Susan Doran, Monarchy and matrimony: the courtships of Elizabeth I (London and New York, Routledge, 1996)

Katy Gibbons, '“Une place réservée”? Catholic exiles and contested space in later sixteenth century', Paris French Historical Studies 32.1 (2009), 33-62

Katy Gibbons, 'No Home in Exile? Elizabethan Catholics in Paris', Reformation 15.1 (2010), 115-131

Katy Gibbons, English Catholic Exiles in Late Sixteenth-Century Paris (Woodbridge: RHS/Boydell Press, 2011)

Paul E. J. Hammer, Elizabeth's wars: war, government, and society in Tudor England, 1544-1604(Basingstoke & New York: Macmillan, 2003)

Paul J. Hauben, ‘In Pursuit of Heresy: Spanish Diplomats versus Spanish Heretics in France and England during the Wars of Religion’, The historical journal, 9 (1966), 275-285 (plus communication in HJ 12, 3510-2)

Henry Heller, Anti-Italianism in sixteenth-century France (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003)

De Lamar Jensen, ‘French Diplomacy and the Wars of Religion’, Sixteenth Century Journal 5 (1974), 23-46 

Paul H. Kocher, ‘Contemporary Pamphlet Backgrounds for Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris ’, Modern language quarterly, 8 (1947), 157-73 & 309-18

Nathalie Mears, ‘Love-making and diplomacy: Elizabeth I and the Anjou Marriage negotiations, c.1578-1582’, History 86.284 (2001), 422-466

Nicolette Mout, ‘Reformation, Revolt and Civil Wars: The Historiographic Traditions of France and the Netherlands’, in P. Benedict et al (eds.), Reformation, revolt and civil war in France and the Netherlands 1555-1585 (Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,1999), pp. 23-34

Lisa Ferraro Parmelee, Good newes from Fraunce : French anti-League propaganda in late Elizabethan England (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press,1996)

David Potter (ed.), Foreign intelligence and information in Elizabethan England : two English treatises on the state of France, 1580-1584 (Cambridge: CUP, 2004)

Conrad S. R. Russell, ‘Monarchies, Wars and Estates in England, France and Spain, c.1580-c.1640’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 7 (1982), 205-220

N.M. Sutherland, ‘Queen Elizabeth and the Conspiracy of Amboise’, English historical review, 81 (1966), 474-489

N.M. Sutherland, The massacre of St Bartholomew and the European conflict, 1559-1572 (London: Macmillan,1973)

Jonas van Tol, Germany and the French Wars of Religion 1560-1572 (Leiden: Brill, 2019)

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Women in the wars

Susan Broomhall, Women and the book trade in sixteenth-century France (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002)

Susan Broomhall, Women's medical work in early modern France (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004)

Susan Broomhall, Women and religion in sixteenth-century France, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

S.A. Finley-Croswhite, 'Engendering the Wars of Religion: Female Agency during the Catholic League in Dijon', French historical studies, 20 (1997), 127-54

R.J. Knecht, ‘Catherine de’ Medici and the French Wars of Religion’ , History, 62 (1999), 18- 23.

Katherine Crawford, ‘Catherine de Médicis and the performance of political motherhood’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 31 (2000), 643-673  

Denis Crouzet, ‘“A strong desire to be a mother to all your subjects”: A Rhetorical Experiment by Catherine de Medici’, The journal of medieval and early modern studies., 38 (2008),103-118  

Joan Davies,‘The Politics of the Marriage Bed: Matrimony & the Montmorency Family, 1527-1612’, French history, 6 (1992), 63-95

Susan Doran, ‘Elizabeth I and Catherine de' Medici’ in Glenn Richardson (ed.), 'The contending kingdoms' : France and England 1430-1700 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Sharon Kettering, ‘The Patronage Power of Early Modern French Noblewomen’, The historical journal, 32, (1989), 817-841

Una McIlvenna, ‘Poison, Pregnancy and Protestants: Gossip and Rumour at the Early Modern French Court’ in Claire Walker and Heather Kerr (eds.), Fama and her sisters : gossip and rumour in early modern Europe (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Kristen Neuschel, 'Noblewomen and War in Sixteenth-Century France', in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing identities in early modern France (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997), pp. 124-44

N.M. Roelker, 'The Appeal of Calvinism to French Noblewomen in the Sixteenth Century', The journal of interdisciplinary history, 2 (1971-72), 391-418

N.M. Roelker, ‘The Role of Noblewomen in the French Reformation’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 63 (1972), 168-95

Rebecca M. Wilkin, Women, imagination and the search for truth in early modern France (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008)

Alexander S. Wilkinson, 'Mary Queen of Scots and the French Connection' History today (2004)

Alexander S. Wilkinson, Mary, Queen of Scots and French public opinion, 1542-1600 (Basingstoke & New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)  

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Useful Primary source books

Barbara B. Diefendorf (ed.), The Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre : a brief history with documents(Bedford/St Martins: Boston & New York, 2009)   

Alastair Duke, Gillian Lewis and Andrew Pettegree (eds.), Calvinism in Europe, 1540-1610 : a collection of documents (Manchester: Manchester University Press,1992)

R. J. Knecht, The French Wars of Religion, 1559-1598 2nd ed. (London & New York, Longman, 1996)

David Potter (ed.), The French wars of religion : selected documents (Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1997)  

G.R. Potter and M. Greengrass (eds.), John Calvin (New York, St. Martin's Press, 1983)

A. Soman (ed.), The Massacre of St. Bartholomew : reappraisals and documents(The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1974) – in various languages

Catherine de Medici and Others, Portraits of the Queen Mother : polemics, panegyrics, letters edited by Leah L. Chang and Katherine Kong (Toronto: Iter Inc, 2014)  

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Useful works in French

“La médiatisation des révoltes en Europe (XVe-XVIIIe siècle)“, Histoire et Civilisation du livre. Revue Internationale, n°14, Droz, Genève, 2018.

Elie Barnavi, Le parti de Dieu : étude sociale et politique des chefs de la Ligue parisienne, 1585-1594 (Bruxelles : Éditions Nauwelaerts, 1980)

Elie Barnavi & Robert Descimon, La Sainte Ligue, le juge et la potence : l'assassinat du président Brisson (15 novembre 1591) (Paris: Hachette, 1985)

Philip Benedict, Hugues Dauddy & Pierre-Olivier Lechot, L'identité huguenote : faire mémoire et écrire l'histoire (XVIe-XXIe siècle) (Geneva: Droz, 2014)

Mathilde Bernard, Écrire la peur à l'époque des guerres de religion : une étude des historiens et mémorialistes contemporains des guerres civiles en France (1562-1598) (Paris: Hermann Editeurs, 2010)

Michel Cassan, Le temps des guerres de religion : le cas du Limousin (vers 1530-vers 1630) (Paris: 1996)

Michel Cassan, La grande peur de 1610 : les Français et l'assassinat d'Henri IV (Paris: Champ Vallon, 2010)

Denis Crouzet, Les guerriers de Dieu : la violence au temps des troubles de religion, vers 1525-vers 1610 (Seyssel: Champ Vallon, 1990)

Denis Crouzet, La Genese de la Reforme Francaise (Paris: SEDES, 1996)

Denis Crouzet, La sagesse et le malheur : Michel de L'Hospital, chancelier de France (Paris: Champ Vallon, 1998)

Denis Crouzet & Jean-Marie Le Gall, Au péril des guerres de religion : réflexions de deux historiens sur notre temps (Paris: PUF, 2015)

Hugues Daussy, Les Huguenots et le roi : le combat politique de Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, 1572-1600 (Geneva: Droz, 2002)

Hugues Daussy, Le parti huguenot : chronique d'une désillusion (1557-1572)  (Geneva: Droz, 2014)

Tatiana Debaggi Baranova, À coup de libelles : une culture politique au temps des guerres de religion (1562-1598) (Geneva: Droz, 2012)

Robert Descimon, Qui étaient les Seize? : mythes et réalités de la Ligue parisienne (1585-1594) ( Paris : Au siége de la Fédération : Librarie Klincksieck, 1983.)

Robert Descimon, Les Ligueurs de l'exil : le refuge catholique français après 1594 (Paris: Champ Vallon, 2005)

David El Kenz, Les bûchers du roi : la culture protestante des martyrs (1523-1572) (Seyssel: Champ Vallon,1997)

Jeremie Foa & Paul-Alexis Mellet (ed), Le bruit des armes : mises en forme et désinformations en Europe pendant les guerres de Religion (1560-1610) : actes du colloque international, Tours, 5-7 novembre 2009(Paris: Honore Champion, 2012) 

Janine Garrisson, Protestants du Midi 1559-1598 (Toulouse: Privat, 1980)

Florence Greffe/Jose Lothe, La vie, les livres et les lectures de Pierre de l'Estoile : nouvelles recherches (Paris: Champion, 2004)

Arlette Jouanna, Le devoir de révolte : la noblesse française et la gestation de l'État moderne (1559-1661) (Paris: Fayard, 1989)

Arlette Jouanna, La France du XVIe siècle, 1483-1598 (Paris: PUF, 1997)

Arlette Jouanna, Le pouvoir absolu : naissance de l'imaginaire politique de la royauté (Paris: Gallimard, 2013)

Arlette Jouanna, Le prince absolu : apogée et déclin de l'imaginaire monarchique (Paris: Gallimard 2014)

Jean-Marie Le Gall (ed.), La défaite à la Renaissance (Geneva: Droz, 2015)

Nicholas Le Roux, Les guerres de religion : 1559-1629 (Paris: Belin, 2009)

Nicholas Le Roux, Que sais-je? Les Guerres de Religion (Paris: PUF, 2016)

Pierre-Jean Souriac, Une guerre civile : affrontements religieux et militaires dans le Midi Toulousain (1562-1596) (Paris: Champ Vallon, 2008)

Denise Turrel, Le blanc de France : la construction des signes identitaires pendant les guerres de Religion (1562-1629) (Geneva: Droz, 2005)

Luc Vaillancourt (ed) Des bruits courent : rumeurs et propagande au temps des Valois (Editions Hermann, 2017)

Marie Viallon-Schoneveld (ed), L'histoire et les historiens au XVIe siècle : actes du VIIIe colloque du Puy-en-Velay (Saint-Etienne, Publications de l'Universite de Saint-Etienne, 2001)

Thierry Wanegffelen, Ni Rome ni Genève : des fidèles entre deux chaires en France au XVIe siècle (Paris: Honore Champion, 1997)

Myriam Yardeni, La conscience nationale en France pendant les guerres de religion, 1559-1598. (Louvain : Éditions Nauwelaerts ; Paris : Béatrice-Nauwelaerts, 1971)

Myriam Yardeni, Enquêtes sur l'identité de la "nation France" : de la Renaissance aux lumières (Paris: Champ Vallon, 2005)

Useful sources (in French) 

Pierre de l'Estoile Registre-jurnal du règne de Henri IIIème  edited by Madeleine Lazard and Gilbert Schrenk 6 vols (Geneva: Droz, 1992-2003) 

Pierre de l'Estoile, Journal du règne d'Henri IV edited by Gilbert Schrenk, Xavier le Person, Volker Mecking (Geneva: Droz, 2011- ongoing) 

This list was last updated on 26/10/2021