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Author Love, Ronald S., 1955-2008, author.

Title Blood and religion : the conscience of Henri IV, 1553-1593 / Ronald S. Love
Published Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xii, [9] pages of plates, 457 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Front Matter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction: Interpreting Henri IV -- Mother and Son, December 1553 to August 1572 -- The Counterfeit Catholic, August 1572 to February 1576 -- Blood, Belief, Behaviour, and the Shaping of a King, February 1576 to June 1584 -- The Years of Uncertainty, June 1584 to August 1589 -- The Years of Uneasy Balance, September 1589 to October 1591 -- The Years of Despair and Diminishing Choices, November 1591 to April 1593 -- Conversion and the Conscience of the King, May to July 1593 -- Conclusion: Reinterpreting Henri IV -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary A detailed study of the relationship between religion and politics in sixteenth-century France, as reflected through the early career of King Henri IV. This book concludes with a close analysis of Henri's conversion to Catholicism in July 1593, including the king's crisis of conscience as he struggled to secure his crown and preserve his soul
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-449) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610.
Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610
Religion and politics -- France -- History -- 16th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Kings and rulers
Religion and politics
France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
France -- History -- Henry IV, 1589-1610.
Genre/Form Electronic books
collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773568846
Other Titles Blood & religion