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Author Ramsey, Ann W., 1950-
Title Liturgy, politics, and salvation : the Catholic League in Paris and the nature of Catholic reform, 1540-1630 / Ann W. Ramsey.
Imprint Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1999.

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Author Ramsey, Ann W., 1950-
Subject Sainte Ligue (1576-1593)
Paris (France) -- Church history -- 16th century.
France -- History -- Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598.
Religion and politics -- France -- Paris -- History -- 16th century.
Calvinism -- France -- Paris -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 447 pages) : illustrations, map
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-434) and index.
Summary "Liturgy, Politics, and Salvation: The Catholic League in Paris and the Nature of Catholic Reform, 1540-1630 analyzes the contest between the Catholic League and the sovereign authority of the French crown from the perspective of the culture wars that were part of the European Reformation. In Paris, the partisan politics of the period were inseparable from broader religious debates in which Huguenots, Politiques, and zealous Catholics clashed over the proper relations between the sacred and the profane. Ramsey employs a new method for the analysis of symbolic behaviors to reveal the relations between political and religious engagement and cultural change at a crucial moment in the development of the French nation."--Jacket.
Contents Introduction: League piety: definitions and concepts -- pt. 1. Catholic militancy and religious reform: tensions between tradition and innovation. The historical context: politics, religion, and the emergence of the Catholic League in Paris -- pt. 2. Calvin, the Council of Trent, and zealous Catholicism. Calvin and the critique of performativity. Sacred performance and the tasks of Tridentine reform. Leaguer zeal and politique rationality: gesture and competing visions of authority -- pt. 3. Immanence and sacred performance in League piety. The quantitative analysis of symbolic behavior. Paris Ligueur, 1590: the fusion of the civic and the sacred. The League and the definition of Catholic reform: an experiential approach.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585235376 (electronic bk.)
9780585235370 (electronic bk.)
1580460313 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 44954101
Additional Format Print version: Ramsey, Ann W., 1950- Liturgy, politics, and salvation. Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 1999 1580460313 (DLC) 99017827 (OCoLC)40693912
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations 
 List of Tables 
 Acknowledgments 
 A Note on Manuscript Sources and Abbreviations 
 Preface 
 Introduction: League Piety: Definitions and Concepts1
Pt. 1Catholic Militancy and Religious Reform: Tensions between Tradition and Innovation 
 1The Historical Context: Politics, Religion, and the Emergence of the Catholic League in Paris7
Pt. 2Calvin, the Council of Trent, and Zealous Catholicism 
 2Calvin and the Critique of Performativity35
 3Sacred Performance and the Tasks of Tridentine Reform44
 4Leaguer Zeal and Politique Rationality: Gesture and Competing Visions of Authority57
Pt. 3Immanence and Sacred Performance in League Piety 
 5The Quantitative Analysis of Symbolic Behavior85
 6Paris Ligueur, 1590: The Fusion of the Civic and the Sacred116
 7The League and the Definition of Catholic Reform: An Experiential Approach147
 8The Boundaries of Community and the Body of Christ: Cultural Meaning in the Ascendancy of Five over Thirteen197
 Conclusion: Economies of Salvation ca. 1540-ca.1630: The Nature of the Sacred and the Power to Make Meaning214
 Epilogue: The Triumph of Transcendence: Science and Homo Religiosus on the Eve of the Enlightenment220
App. AGenealogical Table of the Houses of Valois and Bourbon233
App. BGenealogical Table for the Chief Catholic Princely Houses of Guise and Lorraine235
App. CEight Variables to Analyze Performativity236
App. DLeaguers: Criteria for Identification and Basic Testator Data, 1590247
App. EMaster Notary Chart, 1590266
App. FOverall Performativity Ranking for Notaries, 1590274
App. GThe World of Leaguer Preachers and Clerics276
App. HTestator Members of the University Milieu280
App. ITwenty-One Testators Using Service-Related Number Symbolism, 1590288
App. JFourteen Testators Using Symbolic Numbers in Bequests to the Poor, 1590294
App. KThe Coding of a Will299
App. LComparison of Leaguers with a Reference Population of Non-Leaguers, 1590; Comparison with Testator Populations of 1543-44 and 1630311
 Notes334
 Bibliography401
 Index435


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