Blood and Violence in Early Modern France (Hardback)Stuart Carroll (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 725 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm
...fascinating...a work of staggering detail and complexity...Carroll's work is both engaging and thought-provoking...Its research and findings will no doubt serve to promote further research, and set a high benchmark for those who follow. * The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland *
...impeccably well researched, rich and illustrative * Andrew Hopper, European History Quarterly *
...this book will force early modern French historians to rethink the categories that we have been using concerning both violence and the nobility, and it will force some of us also to stop relying on prescriptive sources as a substitute for the lived experiences and social reality of the lives of the aristocracy...This is a very significant book. * Mack Holt, English Historical Review *
Blood and Violence in Early Modern France deserves to be recognised as a major contribution to our understanding of social change and political transformation in early modern Europe as a whole. Its findings question conventional assumptions about the division between the medieval and early modern eras and undermine another of the settled but distorting polarities upon which twentieth-century historical interpretation has instinctively rested. * Alex Walsham, Journal of Ecclesiastical History *
This is a book rich in research and extraordinarily provocative in its conclusions. * Julius R. Ruff, American Historical Review *
This ambitious and eagerly awaited study...culminates a sustained body of accomplished scholarship. * Paul Solon, Renaissance Quarterly *
excellent and thought-provoking book * Robin Briggs, TLS *
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