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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social and religious conflicts were articulated with reference to a wide range of primary sources, many of which are unpublished.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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abbeys 8, 58, 108 n31, 199–200

domains and resources 204–6, 208, 213

influence of 200, 210

prerogatives 211–12

revenues 202 n7, 205, 212–13

abbots, commendam system of appointments 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

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