Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 35
This volume examines the city of Chalons-sur-Marne in Champagne from 1560 to 1594, covering the years of the Wars of Religion in France. Konnert reveals the workings of the sixteenth-century city and the impact of the Wars of Religion on such a city.
Part 1: Structures of Power
The Province and the City
Portrait of a City Council
The Community Defended: Structure and Challenge
Fiscal Impact of the Wars
Part 2: Châlons during the Wars of Religion
The Community Challenged, 1560–1576
The Community Subdued, 1576–1588
The Community Liberated, 1588–1594
Châlons, Ideal of the Bonne Ville
[T]his concise informative study makes a rich and unique contribution to our knowledge of a French city during the Wars of Religion.
— Jeannine Olson, Moreana
Here is a book that chronicles a preexisting independence and the pursuit, throughout the religious wars, of practical and local politics at the expense of religious passions. Its achievement is to tell an exciting story that demonstrates how set generalizations must sometimes bow to the protean nature of historical reality.
— J. H. M. Salmon, Sixteenth Century Journal