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The Huguenots : France, exile & diaspora /
edited by Jane McKee & Randolph Vigne.
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Brighton, UK ; Portland, Oregon : Sussex Academic Press, [2013], c2013
description
ix, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN
1845194632 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781845194635 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Brighton, UK ; Portland, Oregon : Sussex Academic Press, [2013], c2013
isbn
1845194632 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781845194635 (hbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
8830079
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-242) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jane McKee is Chair of the Irish Section of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland. She lectured in French at the University of Ulster until 2011. Randolph Vigne is a past President of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland and former General Editor of the Society's publications.
Summaries
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Scholars from France and from countries of the Huguenot Refuge examine the situation of French Protestants before and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in France and in the countries to which many of them fled during the great exodus which followed the Edict of Fontainebleau.
Main Description
In this book, scholars of the Huguenot Refuge examine the situation of French Protestants before and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France and in the countries to which many of them fled during the great exodus which followed the Edict of Fontainebleau. Covering a period from the end of the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century, the book examines aspects of life in France, from the debate on church unity to funeral customs. Its primary focus is on the departure from France and its consequences, both before and after the Revocation. It offers insights into individuals and groups, from grandees - such as Henri de Ruvigny, depute general and later known as Earl of Galway - to converted Catholic priests, and from businessmen and communities choosing their destination for economic as well as religious reasons, to women and children moving across European frontiers or groups seeking refuge in the islands of the Indian Ocean. The information-gathering activities of the French authorities and the reception of problematic groups - such as the Camisard prophets among exile communities - are examined, as well as the significant contributions which Huguenots began to make in a variety of fields to the countries in which they had settled. The refugees were extremely interested in the history of their diaspora and of the individuals of which it was composed, and this theme too is explored. Finally, the Napoleonic period brought some of the refugees up against France in a more immediate way, raising further questions of identity and aspiration for the Huguenot community in Germany.
Main Description
Scholars from France and from countries of the Huguenot Refuge examine the situation of French Protestants before and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in France and in the countries to which many of them fled during the great exodus which followed the Edict of Fontainebleau. Covering a period from the end of the sixteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth century, the volume examines aspects of life in France, from the debate on church unity to funeral customs, but its primary focus is on departure from France and its consequences -- both before and after the Revocation. It offers insights into individuals and groups, from grandees such as Henri de Ruvigny, d put g n ral and later Earl of Galway, to converted Catholic priests and from businessmen and communities choosing their destination for economic as well as religious reasons, to women and children moving across European frontiers or groups seeking refuge in the islands of the Indian Ocean. The information-gathering activities of the French authorities and the reception of problematic groups such as the Camisard prophets among exile communities are examined, as well as the significant contributions which Huguenots began to make, in a variety of domains, to the countries in which they had settled. The refugees were extremely interested in the history of their diaspora and of the individuals of which it was composed, and this theme too is explored. Finally, the Napoleonic period brought some of the refugees up against France in a more immediate way, raising further questions of identity and aspiration for the Huguenot community in Germany.
Main Description
This volume brings together scholars from France and from many of the countries of the Huguenot Refuge to examine the situation of French Protestants before and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in France and in the countries to which many of them fled, most notably in the great exodus of the years around the Edict of Fontainebleau in 1685. Covering a period from the end of the sixteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth century, the volume examines aspects of life in France, from the creation of a Huguenot sense of cultural identity and the debate on church unity to customs associated with death and burial, but its primary focus is on departure from France and its consequences - both before and after the Revocation. It offers insights into the experience of individuals and groups, from aristocrats such as Henri de Ruvigny, député général and later Earl of Galway or Éléonore d'Olbreuse, grandmother of George II of England, to students and converted Catholic priests, and from businessmen choosing their destination for economic as well as religious reasons, to women and children moving across European frontiers in search of a permanent refuge and the group attempting to settle on a remote island in the Indian Ocean. Other essays analyse tensions and difficulties within the various refuges, from the activities of the well-placed French government spy in the Dutch refuge to the tensions created in the Huguenot community in London by the activities of the Camisard "prophets". Several chapters examine the contribution of Huguenots to the political, religious, economic and intellectual life of the countries in which they settled. The evolution of the sense of identity of the refugees is also assessed, through an examination of the interaction between the French community in Berlin and the invading Napoleonic army and through consideration of a series of English and Irish family histories written during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Editors' Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Introduction: The Editorsp. 1
France
Exemplary Narratives of Resistance and the Shaping of a Huguenot Cultural Memoryp. 7
Huguenot Death in the Seventeenth Century: Discourse and Realityp. 17
The Bible and the Broken Chain: The Huguenots and Freedom of Religionp. 28
Confessional Conflict and "Turkish" Tolerance? Philippe Canaye, Sieur de Fresnes, Huguenot and Catholic Convertp. 36
A Londonderry Huguenot Family û Laviep. 46
Departure and Exile in the Drelincourt Correspondencep. 55
Duchess Éléonore Desmier d'Olbreuse (1639-1722): The Huguenot Grandmother of King George II of Great Britain and Irelandp. 65
Exile
Through the Eyes of a Spy: Venom and Value in an Enemy's Report on the Huguenot Emigrationp. 77
Women and Children in the Refugep. 89
The Economy of Exile: Huguenot Migration from Dieppe to Rotterdam, 1685-1700p. 99
Huguenots to the Southern Oceans: Archival Fact and Voltairean Mythp. 113
The Huguenot Offensive against the Camisard Prophets in the English Refugep. 125
Exile and Integration in the British Isles: The Case of Catholic Clergymen Converted to Protestantism in the Reign of Louis XIVp. 134
Diaspora
Député Général in France and in Exile: Henri de Massue de Ruvigny, Earl of Galwayp. 145
Pierre des Maizeaux: A Life in Exilep. 155
The World of J.C. Werndli: Zurich, Sandtoft and Wraisburyp. 166
Huguenot Readers in Eighteenth-Century Irelandp. 173
A Literary Journal: Imitator of the Bibliothèque raisonnée?p. 185
Berlin's Huguenots: Reactions to the French Émigrés and Napoleon's Army of Occupationp. 195
Between Babylon and Canaan: The Children of the Diaspora and the Story of their Pastp. 205
Appendix: List of books printed in Ireland 1700-55, written by Huguenot authors, printed by Huguenot booksellers, or aimed at a Huguenot readership
The Editors and Contributors, Consolidated Bibliography, and Index
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