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

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Laurence H. Boles

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.

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PREFACE xi A NOTE ON DATES xiii 1. EUROPE AND THE PROTEST ANT INTEREST 1 2. QUEEN ANNE, THE SWISS, AND THE MENDING OF BRIDGES TO EUROPE 29 3. FRANCE AND THE SWISS: TRADE, THE PAMPHLET WAR, AND A DUCHY IN DISPUTE 47 4. THE DUKE OF SAVOY AND THE GRAND ALLIANCE: GAINING THE WAR AT THE COST OF THE PROTESTANT INTEREST 69 5. THE CAMISARD REBELS AND THE ALLIES: THE STAKES OF STRATEGY 101 6. THE CAMISARD REBELS, EMIGRE SOLDIERS, AND THE ALLIES: THE TACTICAL RETREAT 129 7. THE PROTEST ANTS OF THE EMPIRE AND THE FORTUNES OF WAR 153 8. THE PROTEST ANT INTEREST, THE HUGUENOTS OF FRANCE, AND THE PEACE OF UTRECHT 195 X 9. THE PROTESTANT INTEREST AND THE PEACES OF RASTATT AND BADEN 215 10. EPILOGUE 249 BIBLIOGRAPHY 259 INDEX 273

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