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Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730

Joseph Bergin


This book provides a synthesis devoted to the French experience of religious change during the period after the wars of religion up to the early Enlightenment. It provides an up-to-date and thorough account of the religious history of France in the context of social, institutional, and cultural developments during the so-called long seventeenth century. The book argues that the French version of the Catholic Reformation showed a dynamism unrivaled elsewhere in Europe. The traumatic experiences of the wars of religion, the continuing search within France for heresy, and the challenge of Augusti ... More

Keywords: religious change, France, long seventeenth century, Catholic Reformation, wars of religion, heresy, Augustinian thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300150988
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300150988.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Bergin, author