Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

286 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780719097553

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The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre

The Mysteries of a Crime of State

Arlette Jouanna and Translated by Joseph Bergin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Available for the first time in English
  • A key text on the historical understanding of the relations of religion and violence in early modern Europe
  • A beautifully crafted forensic examination of one of Europe's most notorious events pre-20th century
  • An examination of how political systems can be sucked into the use of violence against minorities perceived as a threat to order or public authority
  • Valuable for the way in which it demonstrates the weight of traditional conspiracy theories on the way we understand key historical events.