The sixteenth-century French religious book /
edited by Andrew Pettegree, Paul Nelles and Philip Conner.
Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001.
xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001.
general note
Includes index.
Proceedings of a conference held in St. Andrews in 1999.
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Chiefly in English, some contributions in French.
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This study comprises the proceedings of a conference held in St Andrews in 1999 which gathered some of the most distinguished historians of the French book. It presents the 16th-century book in a new context and provides the first comprehensive view of this absorbing field. Four major themes are reflected here: the relationship between the manuscript tradition and the printed book; an exploration of the variety of genres that emerged in the 16th century and how they were used; a look at publishing and book-selling strategies and networks, and the ways in which the authorities tried to control these; and a discussion of the way in which confessional literature diverged and converged. The range of specialist knowledge embedded in this study will ensure its appeal to specialists in French history, scholars of the book and of 16th-century French literature, and historians of religion.
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xiii
Notes on contributorsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
The Sixteenth-Century French Religious Book Projectp. 1
Religious drama and the printed book in France during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuriesp. 18
The sixteenth-century French emblem book as a form of religious literaturep. 38
Books of hoursp. 68
Religious instruction in the work of Jean Bouchetp. 83
Education and works of religious instruction in Frenchp. 96
La naissance de l'historiographie protestantep. 110
Religion and the State: Joachim du Bellay's views on the duties of the Most Christian King and his subjectsp. 127
Jean de l'Espine (c. 1505-97): ecrire dans un temps de troublesp. 138
Satire, dramatic stereotyping and the demonizing of Henry IIIp. 157
Henry IV and the pressp. 177
La reception de l'Edit de Nantes: illusions et desillusions de la 'tolerance'p. 197
La censure au quotidien: le controle de l'imprimerie a Geneve, 1560-1600p. 210
Rewriting Protestant history: printing, censorship by pastors, and the dimensions of dissent among the Huguenots - the La Popeliniere case at La Rochelle, 1581-85p. 239
Three audiences for religious books in sixteenth-century Francep. 256
A provincial perspective: Protestant print culture in southern Francep. 286
A bookseller's world: the 'inventaire' of Vincent Realp. 303
Private library as public danger: the case of Duplessis-Mornayp. 319
Indexp. 359
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