The Huguenots: Recommended Resources
In the July 27, 1998, edition of Sports Illustrated, columnist Frank Deford lamented, "I am from a forgotten tribe. Not lost, you understand. That's romantic: lost. My tribe is simply forgotten. I am a Huguenot. A French Huguenot. Who remembers us?"
If the number of books and Web sites is any indication, plenty of people remember the Huguenots and want to know who they were, what they believed, what they suffered, and where they went. Here are just some of the resources the authors and editors of this issue recommend.
Huguenots and their beliefs
History of the Rise of the Huguenots, by Henry M. Baird
The French Huguenots: Anatomy of Courage, by Janet Gray
The French Reformation, by Mark Greengrass
The Political Ideas of Pierre Viret, by Robert D. Linder
Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572-1598, by Scott M. Manetsch
Agrippa d'Aubigné's Meditations sur les Pseaumes: A Protestant Genre for a Protestant Identity, by Alan D. Savage (forthcoming)
Calvin, Geneva, and the Reformation, by Ronald S. Wallace
"The French Confession of Faith," at the Creeds of Christendom website
The French Reformed milieu
The Huguenots and French Opinion 1685-1787: The Enlightenment Debate on Toleration, by Geoffrey Adams
The Cleaving of Christendom, by Warren H. Carroll
Society and Culture in Early Modern France, by Natalie Zemon Davis
Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685, by Raymond Mentzer and Andrew Spicer (forthcoming)
Christianity under the Ancien Régime, 1648-1789, by W.R. Ward
"The Path to Royal Absolutism," in the Library of Congress exhibition Creating French Culture, at the Library of Congress website.
The Wars of Religion
Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris, by Barbara Diefendorf
Saint Bartholomew's Night, by Philippe Erlanger
"Martyrs, Myths, and the Massacre: The Background of St. Bartholomew," in American Historical Review 77 (1972), by Donald Kelley
Myths about the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacres, 1572-1576, by Robert Kingdon
Tocsin pour un Massacre, la saison des Saint-Barthélemy, by Janine Garrison-Estèbe (in French)
"Wars of Religion" from Le Poulet Gauche, www.lepg.org/wars.htm
History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, by Charles W. Baird
The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society, by Jon Butler
French Huguenots in English-Speaking Lands, by Horton and Marie-Hélène Davies
Huguenot Refugees in the Settling of Colonial America, by Peter S. Gannon
Huguenot Heritage: The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain, by Robin D. Gwynne
The Trail of the Huguenots in Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Canada, by G. Elmore Reaman
Memory and Identity: Minority Survival among the Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora, edited by Bertrand van Ruymbeke and R.J. Sparks (forthcoming)
"The Huguenot Historical Society," www.hhs-newpaltz.org (with links to the Huguenot Web ring)
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