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Facing the Revocation: Huguenot Families, Faith, and the King's Will

Carolyn Chappell Lougee


This book tells the story of one French Protestant (Huguenot) family, the Robillard de Champagné, as it faced Louis XIV’s Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which criminalized their religion in 1685. Through this story it challenges the way Huguenot history has been told for three hundred years, ever since the Huguenots themselves set its principal interpretive lines, and offers new insights into the reign of Louis XIV. It denies the standard ascription of deeper faith to Huguenots who emigrated and venal motives to those who remained, showing how complex the considerations were—at once social ... More

Keywords: Huguenot, Revocation, Champagné, Robillard, emigration, conversion, Refuge, Edict of Nantes, Louis XIV

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190241315
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Chappell Lougee, author
Frances and Charles Field Professor in History, Emerita, Stanford University