Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 24
The author tackles an important subject: the financing of an aristocratic house in sixteenth-century France during the religious wars. The house she examines, that of Foix-Navarre-Albret, was second in importance only to the royal house. Eurich uncovers a quantity of hitherto unexamined sources and deftly analyzes the information, using it to modify a significant number of widely held theories advanced by leading scholars.
[The book] presents a great deal of fresh information, grapples with important problems, challenges some leading historians (Stone, Mousnier, Salmon et al.), and comes up with answers I find very persuasive.
—Robert M. Kingdon