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Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion
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Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion

Tom Hamilton

Abstract

The Wars of Religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. When historians interpret these events, inevitably they depend on sources of information gathered by contemporaries, none more valuable than the diaries and the 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 book is the first life of L’Estoile in any language. It examines h ... More

Keywords: early modern Europe, Pierre de L’Estoile, Reformation, Wars of Religion, Paris, microhistory, collecting, record-keeping, diaries, life writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198800095
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198800095.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Hamilton, author
Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge