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The Huguenots, the Protestant Interest, and the War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714

by Laurence H. Boles (Author)
Others XIII, 287 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 181

Summary

By 1700, the Protestants of Europe, above all the Calvinists (Reformed), felt threatened anew by Roman Catholicism. Activists, especially Huguenot émigrés, pleaded to friendly rulers to restore Protestantism in France and to protect it in the Holy Roman Empire as aims in their wars against Louis XIV. This activism peaked during the War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714, but to no avail. The peace of 1713-1715 brought only token gains for the continental Protestant interest; both the Allied and the Bourbon powers were absorbed in such secular concerns as state sovereignty, dynasticism, collective security, and trade. The activists were victims of the maturing European states system and of their own archaic world-view.

Details

Pages
XIII, 287
ISBN (PDF)
9781453910030
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (August)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. XIII, 287 pp.

Biographical notes

Laurence H. Boles (Author)

The Author: Laurence Huey Boles, Jr. holds three degrees in History: a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, 1963; a Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve University, 1966, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Northern Arizona University, 1994. He is currently an instructor in History at Northern Arizona University and at Coconino County Community College, also in Flagstaff.

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