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Author Hamilton, Tom, 1987-
Title Pierre de L'Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion / Tom Hamilton.
Imprint Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition First edition.

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Author Hamilton, Tom, 1987-
Series The past & present book series.
Past & present book series.
Subject L'Estoile, Pierre de, 1546-1611.
Historians -- France -- Biography.
Diarists -- France -- Biography.
Lawyers -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages) : illustrations.
Edition First edition.
Summary "The wars of religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. When historians interpret these events they inevitably depend on sources of information gathered by contemporaries, none more valuable than the diaries and collection of Pierre de L'Estoile (1546-1611), who lived through the civil wars in Paris and shaped how they have been remembered ever since. Taking him out of the footnotes, and demonstrating his significance in the culture of the late Renaissance, this is the first life of L'Estoile in any language. It examines how he negotiated and commemorated the conflicts that divided France as he assembled an extraordinary collection of the relics of the troubles, a collection that he called 'the storehouse of my curiosities'. The story of his life and times is the history of the civil wars in the making. Focusing on a crucial individual for understanding Reformation Europe, this study challenges historians' assumptions about the widespread impact of confessional conflict in the sixteenth century."--Back cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index.
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Contents Cover; Pierre de LEstoile and his World in the Wars of Religion; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations and Conventions; Introduction; Rethinking the Wars of Religion; 1: The Material World of a Household and Collection; Saint-Andre-Des-Arts; Assessing the Household; Pictures in Parisian Homes; Self-Presentation in Everyday Life; A Collectors World; 2: The Social World of the Palais de Justice; Royal Secretary and Officer in the Paris Chancery; Book Licensing; 3: Family Life and the Early Civil Wars, 1546-1580.
Religious Pluralism in the Early Civil WarsFamily Record-Keeping; The Saint Bartholomews Day Massacre; 4: The Reign of Henri III, 1574-1589; A Fragmented History; Licentious Words; Ỳour Brother and Best Friend; 5: Drolleries of the League, 1589-1598; Paris Under The League; Rumours and False Bruits; From Ephemeral Print to Scrapbook History; 6: Book Collecting at the End of the Civil Wars, 1598-1611; Managing the Library; Bundles of Erudition; Gallican Readings; Reading within the Family; Conclusion; Remembering the Wars of Religion; Bibliography; Archive and Manuscript Sources.
Primary SourcesSecondary Sources; Index.
ISBN 9780191839870 (electronic bk.)
0191839876 (electronic bk.)
0192520474 (electronic bk.)
9780192520470 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 991368820
Additional Format Print version: Hamilton, Tom, 1987- Pierre de L'Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion. First edition. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017 0198800096 9780198800095 (DLC) 2016952832 (OCoLC)964298753.

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