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One king, one faith : the Parlement of Paris and the religious reformations of the sixteenth century /
Nancy Lyman Roelker.
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996.
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xiii, 543 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520086260 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1996.
isbn
0520086260 (alk. paper)
general note
"Centennial book"--P. preceding t.p.
catalogue key
1805553
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-508) and index.
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"Will be the definitive work on the Parlement in the Reformation and Wars of Religion."--Orest R. Ranum, author ofThe Fronde, a French Revolution
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"Will be the definitive work on the Parlement in the Reformation and Wars of Religion."--Orest R. Ranum, author of The Fronde, a French Revolution
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Appeared in Choice on 1996-11-01:
Roelker's posthumously published study of the role of the Parlement of Paris in the complex world of the reformations, the wars of religion, and the triumph of Henri IV is immediately the standard work on the subjects of religion and constitutionalism in 16th-century France. Roelker argues persuasively that the role of the members of the Parlement over several generations in asserting both the historical identity of the Gallican Church and the constitutional position of the monarchy in France determined both the survival of a particular kind of Catholicism in France and paved the way for the constitutional changes of the 17th century. The first four chapters lay out the social and intellectual background of the parlementaires and the late medieval traditions of Gallicanism and constitutionalism they espoused. These are the constitutional and social foundations for the great story of the challenges to and the survival of Gallicanism and constitutionalism at the end of the century. A model of the new and exciting kinds of constitutional history that have been developed for the study of late medieval and early modern Europe. For upper-division undergraduates and above. E. Peters University of Pennsylvania
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This book, the culmination of a lifelong career in French history, tackles head-on the central question of the French Religious Wars: Why did France prove so consistently hostile and resistant to Protestantism? Distinguished scholar Nancy Lyman Roelker claims that what ultimately motivated the passion and violence of the civil wars was religion. She demonstrates that not only the body politic but also the body social was defined by Gallican Catholicism. Roelker underscores the role the Parlement played in shaping and safeguarding the social, as well as the political, order. Her study is based on extensive research in the correspondence, memoirs, and tracts of mainstream Catholic magistrates as well as dissenters. It creates an overview of thementalitegrave;s of the Parlement, analyzes religious attitudes toward major events of the period, and examines the Parlement's role in the triumph of Henri IV. Along the way, it sheds light on the inner workings of the Parlement and other political institutions, on social structures, and on collective ideas. And above all, this distinguished work brilliantly illuminates the role of religion in society and the state. It will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Main Description
This book, the culmination of a lifelong career in French history, tackles head-on the central question of the French Religious Wars: Why did France prove so consistently hostile and resistant to Protestantism? Distinguished scholar Nancy Lyman Roelker claims that what ultimately motivated the passion and violence of the civil wars was religion. She demonstrates that not only the body politic but also the body social was defined by Gallican Catholicism. Roelker underscores the role the Parlement played in shaping and safeguarding the social, as well as the political, order. Her study is based on extensive research in the correspondence, memoirs, and tracts of mainstream Catholic magistrates as well as dissenters. It creates an overview of the mentalit├Ęs of the Parlement, analyzes religious attitudes toward major events of the period, and examines the Parlement's role in the triumph of Henri IV. Along the way, it sheds light on the inner workings of the Parlement and other political institutions, on social structures, and on collective ideas. And above all, this distinguished work brilliantly illuminates the role of religion in society and the state. It will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Mainstream Palementaires: Who They Were and How They Got Therep. 7
Constitutionalism: A Nexus of Political-Historical and Professional Valuesp. 59
Cultural Valuesp. 95
Social and Personal Valuesp. 120
Setting the Problem: Religious Valuesp. 161
Challenge and Response of the Early Generation: Mid-1520s to Mid-1530sp. 189
The Engine of Repression: The Transitional Generation, 1540-1551p. 207
The Road to Civil War (1): 1555-1561p. 226
The Road to Civil War (2): 1561-1562p. 249
The Crisis Generation in Civil War, 1562-1582p. 273
The Buildup, 1585 to May 1588p. 331
The Rebellion against the Crown in the Reign of Henri III, May 1588 to August 1, 1589p. 356
Terrorism and Reaction, August 1589 to December 1591; 1592p. 385
The Resurrection of the Parlement, 1503-1594p. 402
Epilogue: Plus Ca Change..., 1594-1605p. 441
Hypotheses and Conclusionsp. 473
Appendix: Pierre de L'Estoile as a Documentary Source for Events, 1574-1611p. 483
Glossaryp. 487
Select Bibliographyp. 491
Indexp. 509
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