© 1995

A History of Sixteenth-Century France, 1483–1598

Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion

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Part of the European Studies Series book series (EUROSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Kingdom and its People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 3-8
    3. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 9-31
    4. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 32-67
  3. The Renaissance Monarchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 71-103
    3. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 104-132
    4. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 133-169
    5. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 170-208
    6. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 209-252
    7. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 255-255
    8. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 256-278
    9. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 279-296
    10. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 297-318
    11. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 319-331
    12. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 332-351
    13. Janine Garrisson
      Pages 399-403

About this book


A masterful new survey of sixteenth-century France which examines the vicissitudes of the French monarchy during the Italian Wars and the Wars of Religion. It explores how the advances made under a succession of strong kings from Charles VIII to Henri II created tensions in traditional society which combined with economic problems and emerging religious divisions to bring the kingdom close to disintegration under a series of weak kings from Francois II to Henri III. The political crisis culminated in France's first succession conflict for centuries, but was resolved through Henri IV's timely reconnection of dynastic legitimism with religious orthodoxy.


France history kingdom monarchy peace reform reformation Renaissance society

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A History of Sixteenth-Century France, 1483–1598
  • Book Subtitle Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion
  • Authors Janine Garrisson

  • Series Title European Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-60459-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-60460-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24020-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 448
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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