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

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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social and religious conflicts were articulated with reference to a wide range of primary sources, many of which are unpublished.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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abbeys 8, 58, 108 n31, 199–200 domains and resources 204–6, 208, 213 inf luence of 200, 210 prerogatives 211–12 revenues 202 n7, 205, 212–13 abbots, commendam system of appoint- ments 199, 204, 204 n11, 229 see also Gombaudel, Jean; Santa Maria, Abbey of; Santi Vittore e Costanzo, Abbey of Acqui 62 Acuna, Don José de 41, 42, 44 ‘Af fair of the Placards’ (1534) 105 n20, 262 ‘af franchimenti’ 139 n50 Agliè, Ludovico de 27 Agliè family 27 n35 Aguerre, Chrétienne d’ 36, 37 Aix, Louis d’ 43 Alardet, Louis 90, 92, 108 n31 Alba, attack on 61 Albigensians 248, 272 n55 Albrecht V of Bavaria 140, 140 n54 alchemy 102 n9 Aldobrandino, Count Guido 62 Aldrovrandi, Ulisse: Monstruorum histo- ria (1642) 288 Aleramici dynasty 4, 67 Aleramo, di Sassonia, Marquis of Monferrato 61 Allix, Peter 171 Altare, conquest of 64 Althof f, Gerd 19 Amadeus V, Duke of Savoy 103 n14 Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy 25 ambassadors 46 n31, 128 n7, 154 and manipulation of information/ disinformation 39–42, 45, 47–8, 49–50 response to trattamento reale and claims to status 23, 26, 57; ref lected in correspondence 26–9 and Savoyard claim to Monferrato 59 Amboise, conspiracy of (1560) 146 Amboise, Edict of (1560) 147 n70 Amboise, Edict of (1563) 132, 135, 151 n81, 157 n97, 161 n108, 165 Amelang, James 60 Amossy, Ruth 245, 245 n24, 255 n31 Anabaptism 159 n103 Anarcharsis 31, 112 n44 Aneau, Barthélemy 4, 80,...

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