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Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400–1700


Edited By Sarah Alyn Stacey

Taking conflict as its collective theme, this book brings together the work of early modern specialists to offer a range of insights into the political, social and religious climate in Savoy between 1400 and 1700. The contributors focus on the broader context of early modern European history, making clear the sometimes overlooked political and historical significance of Savoy. The volume explores the diverse mechanisms whereby political, social and religious conflicts were articulated with reference to a wide range of primary sources, many of which are unpublished. The chapters offer important perspectives on subjects such as: the diplomatic relations between the court of Savoy and certain foreign powers during a time of European unrest; the role of propaganda; the construction of national and religious identities; and persecution and resistance, notably in relation to the Reformation and the Waldensians. The conclusions that are established advance a better understanding of the history of Savoy and of the broader conflicts shaping Europe in the early modern period.


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Notes on the Text xi Acknowledgements xiii Sarah Alyn Stacey Introduction 1 Toby Osborne Language and Sovereignty: The Use of Titles and Savoy’s Royal Declaration of 1632 15 Fabrice Micallef L’Impossible Désinformation: la diplomatie savoyarde et la présentation de la situation provençale en Italie et en Espagne, 1590–1592 35 Blythe Alice Raviola Sabaudian Propaganda and the Wars of Succession of Mantua and Monferrato, 1613–1631 53 Sarah Alyn Stacey Marc-Claude de Buttet’s Apologie […] pour la Savoie (1554): Conf licting Perceptions of the 1536 French Invasion of Savoy 77 viii Sarah Alyn Stacey An Edition of the Apologie de Marc-Claude de Buttet pour la Savoie (1554) 97 Cornel Zwierlein The Peace of Cavour in the European Context 125 Marina Benedetti ‘Documentary Adventures’: The Waldensian Inquisition Manuscripts in Trinity College Dublin 169 Federico Bo The Waldensian Manuscripts in Trinity College Dublin: The Sermons and Lectionary of MS Du 267 185 Marco Battistoni Waldensians, the Reformation and Abbatial Domains in Western Piedmont and in the Marquisate of Saluzzo in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 199 Alessandro Celi The Ban on Liturgical Practice in Antey and Torgnon, 1525–1530: New Perspectives on a Confessional Controversy 215 Antonella Amatuzzi Les Libelles vaudois sur les Pâques piémontaises: des armes ef ficaces dans le conf lit avec la cour de Savoie (1655) 237 ix Jill Fehleison The Place of the Cross: The Pamphlet Battle between François de Sales and Antoine de La Faye 257 Elisabetta Lurgo Monstrous Births, Prophecy and...

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